Military service by its nature is temporary. The legacy of that service, however, can benefit generations for centuries.
Veterans Day can be traced to the armistice which ended World War I. Though the peace of that treaty did not survive the fascist tyrannies of Hitler and Mussolini, the freedom enjoyed by Europeans today is the result of the service and sacrifice made by millions of U.S. veterans.
It is the legacy of those who have worn the uniform of the United States. A legacy of freedom.
It is a legacy that has spread the globe.
First lieutenant Ralph Puckett, Junior, was commanding off...