To the editor:
When the United States enters war, our government turns to ordinary Americans and asks them for extraordinary service, sacrifice and heroics.
Most Americans answered the call of duty during World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and recent conflicts.
When these wars ended, our soldiers returned home to lead ordinary lives again, putting their uniforms aside and returning to civilian life. They went back to work at their old jobs for the first time since the war.
They weren't widely known outside of friends and family in their communities. The war years were enough adventure to last a lifetime. They were proud of their accomplishments, but rarely discussed their experiences.
These are people who have always been the foundation of the American way of life. As Veterans Day was Nov. 11, let us all remember our veterans, past and present.