Thank him. Thank her. Shake a Vet's hand. You owe them a lot. In America, we can live safely because our vets worked to keep us free; some making the ultimate sacrifice. Our kids can wear whatever they want, dye their hair purple and pursue whatever career jazzes them. We can practice whatever religion we want - without government intervention. We fought for those freedoms and we should cherish them. In some nations, a woman can't get a divorce without permission; women who have extramarital affairs are stoned in the town square. Women can't show their faces or have an opinion or be educated. Women's bodies are being mutilated in the interest of keeping them "faithful." Barbarism is alive and well and the accepted norm in some countries. Americans don't know how lucky we are. Give the flag the respect it deserves. Revere it. In this time where people who hate freedom blow up buildings using live people as missiles, our vets are working to contain the insanity before it gets too far. This may not be the perfect country but it comes damned close. And you have vets to thank.