I read a peculiar story on The Wall Street Journal’s website this morning. Apparently, today is not only a day of honor and remembrance for the 24.9 million military veterans in the U.S., but it’s also a big day for corduroy lovers. Yes, the material. The ribbed textile lovers make up the 5,000 members of the Corduroy Appreciation Club and for them, no day gets better than today—11.11.11—which clearly symbolizes the vertical lines of the beloved fabric.
If corduroy isn’t your thing, you can still honor our nation’s veterans and active duty service members, for the protection they provide is something that greatly affects us all. In many instances, elderly veterans don’t get the respect and the assistance they’ve earned through their service. Veterans Day presents a great opportunity to educate young people about the sacrifices made by their fathers and grandfathers, uncles, neighbors, and mothers and grandmothers. There are plenty of ways to get involved and lend a helping hand to the many veterans who need it. MilServe.org is a useful site to find volunteer opportunities to help service members, veterans and their families.
To learn more about the history of Veteran’s Day and veteran services, visit www.va.gov