By Tim Hunt
Thank veterans todayUploaded: Nov 11, 2013
One welcome trend in recent years is the widespread effort to
recognize the contributions of our military veterans.
Veteran's Day observances have grown in number with both
citizens and businesses going out of their way to salute those who
served all of us and helped ensure our way of life.
Some restaurants offered free meals or free coffee to
vets, while some retailers ran promotions specifically for veterans.
Here's hoping that the Vietnam era vets, who were treated
so badly, also are receiving their due.
Incidentally, it was amazing how little traffic was on the
Bay Bridge in prime commute hours today. Given that government,
schools and banks were all taking the day off while most private
sector businesses were working as usual; it demonstrated just how many
commuters are employed in those industries.