Today is likely a busy day being spent with family and friends in celebration. I beg of you to do some things such as the following 1. visit nearby VA hospital to visitor vet who doesn't get visitors. Ask at the desk if a vet would like to talk with a visitor. If you do meet such a veteran ask to hear his story.And then just listen. 2. if VA isn't nearby check by phone with nursing homes, or your church, etc to see if a vet would like some company 3. Go to a cemetery and lay some flowers at the tomb of a veteran you don't know. And who doesn't already have flowers. And then bow your head and say thanks. 4. If too busy to do any of the above. Take a minute or two to sit quietly with the American flag. And say thanks to all those, of all races, creeds, etc who fought for America in any capacity. are you an American who thinks it enough to simply wave a flag and proclaim yourself an American and that others aren't American because they don't wave the flag as vigorously as you?. Or do you do actions that truly reflect a deep thankfullness of America? That acknowledge whites who fought for America, blacks who fought for America, people of other ethnic groups, religions, political parties, etc who fought for America and are worthy of our thanks. To me, an example of such love of America is the tight close bond of friendship and respect that existed between Bob Dole(white, GOP, Senator, etc) and Daniel Inouye(Japanese-American, Dem,Senator, etc). They first met in a U.S. military hospital as a result of each being horribly wounded in combat serving for America. They became friends. following the war they both entered politics and were in different political parties. But they didn't let politics be a barrier to their respect, love, ,etc of each other and of America. Though with differing point of views they both believed that the other was sincerely doing the best he could to improve America. They also differed vigorously on some issues and on other issues they both conceded some and arrived at compromise solutions. Despite how much they may debate and differ on an issue they did not stoop to accuse the other of being evil, un-American, etc. these are the two men who are my political role models...And I don't admire GWB, Bill Clinton, Biden, Pelosi, Palin, Obama, Allen West, or the vast majority of pols (Dem and GOP) who infest D.C. today as I respect and admire Bob Dole and Daniel Inouye. please feel free to use the word 'infest' in regard to those politicans(GOP, Dem, Tea Party, moderate, independent, Green,etc) who put personal ego, gotcha politics, etc ahead of America and all its people.