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Let's have moment of silence at 11 a.m.

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Today is Veterans Day. Many of us enjoyed an extra holiday day on Friday and spent it on a trip or shopping. Few of us will remember to honor our veterans.

Veterans Day started after World War I as Armistice Day to honor the veterans of that war. The armistice was signed on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Today it is in honor all veterans.

When I was in grade school we would stand at 11 a.m. and face east for a moment of silence. (east was the battlefield of WWI).

Today, some VFWs hold ceremonies and a few parades are held. I doubt if any of our younger generation are aware of the sacrifices these vets made for their country, especially those that lost their lives or limbs.

Nothing we do can replace what they did for us and what their families lost.

Currently we have professional football players exercising their constitutional rights to support social justice three days a week thanks to our veterans. Is it too much to ask all Americans to observe one minute of silence at 11 a.m. today? Let us never forget.

Robert W. Kuechenberg

Palatine

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