No one in my family ever served in the military except for my brother back in the late 1950's. My mother told me that my dad had wanted to serve during WWII but was rejected for numerous reasons--medical, family, heritage--so it was not to be. I married a man who was career Air Force when we met and married. That didn't last long as he was medically discharged during his second tour in Viet Nam.
This is the day to honor the veterans for all they have sacrificed for our country. Whether or not I support the cause they fought for, I respect that they did what they thought was the right thing to do. On this day, I will be hoping that the Kellogg-Briand Pact is implemented some day and that there will be no further reason to honor veterans but rather to designate this day to celebrating peace.