A day to thank our heroes for risking their lives - and to remember those who have LOST their lives fighting for our country.
Col. Steve Strobridge (USAF Ret'd) - spent some time with Vic Porcelli at WRPW in Normal IL this morning.
Vic Porcelli: "This Veterans Day seems to be a little bit more attended in people's minds, if you know what I mean. I think we're a little more aware this year than other years."
Col. Steve Strobridge: "Well, I think that's true. Of course, you know, we've, I think that the Country is sensitive that we've been at war for almost 10 years - and we've been asking the same people to go back again, and again, and again - which is something that's unprecedented in the all volunteer force."
Col. Strobridge is the Director of Government Relations and Co Chairman of The Military Officers Association of America.
Col. Steve Strobridge: "I think it's just an unbelievable tribute to today's troops and their families - and their patriotism - and their tenacity that they are continuing to serve under these very very difficult conditions."
Vic Porcelli: Absolutely. A very special breed of people - that's for sure. Once they serve and come home - how are the veterans being treated right now?"
Col. Steve Strobridge: "I think the veterans probably are being treated better than they ever have been by the public. I think there's a great deal of respect for their sacrifice. "
For those soldiers returning home wounded on the battlefield - they find comfort and support from groups such as the Wounded Warrior Project.
"We exist specifically to honor and empower wounded warriors coming back from these conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We fill in the various gaps that exist within the system as these warriors return from combat and begin the process of transitioning either out of the military or to a different role in the military. And those who do transition out - we help them move on with their lives - and either pursue education or pursue employment and just make sure that they are taken care of during that transition process."
That was Jeremy Chwat - Chief Program Officer for the Wounded Warrior Project speaking with Al Gainey at WDUN in Gainesville, GA.
On this Veterans Day... thank a Veteran. I thank each and every one of them every chance I get - for their dedication, sacrifice and love of this great Country of ours.
I'm Jessica Curtis - and that's your talk radio buzz, from Fox News Radio.