Originally Posted by cdwise
FWIW, my physical therapist is a Navy vet (fast attack sub) and he told me that he is a vet so today is not the day to thank him but the folks who have given their life in service to their country. His point is that he is still alive, well and has many years ahead of him so while he appreciates being thanked for his service today is the day for others. I thought it was an interesting POV.
I agree with your PT. I'm retired Navy but consider this holiday to belong to those who gave their lives. Those of us still alive have Veterans Day.