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today is not the day to
point fingers
at world leaders.

today is not the day to
vilify countries
because of the
differences in
cultural norms
or
religious beliefs
or even
crimes against humanity.

today is not the day to
debate
the pros and cons
of war.

today is the day
when we simply
say
“thank you.”

and to all the veterans
i know
and to all the veterans
i’ve never had
and will never have
the honor of meeting,
i do thank you.
deeply,
thoroughly,
sincerely.