Snowflakes flutter in the icy air as November winds suddenly blow cold. Noisy geese fly overhead in v-shaped flocks as farmers complete the harvests of their fields. Suddenly obsolete pumpkins, carved only days before, are tossed out back for deer and squirrels to nibble on.
The vibrant, colorful days of autumn are over. It is November, and that means different things to different people – football season heating up, checking the rickety old deer stand, raking leaves, preparing for Thanksgiving. And for all of us who call this country home, it should mean one more thing, perhaps the most important of all – observing Veterans Day.