To some extent I want to intentionally hijack this thread with a modest proposal. A couple of weeks ago some friends and I were passing through the Atlanta airport and stopped in a restaurant to grab a bite to eat before we boarded. There was a group of 7 or 8 young sailors in uniform at a nearby booth. We quietly and anonymously asked their waitress to bring us their check. They finished their meal and were simply told the bill had been taken care of. As those of us (whether veterans ourselves or not) who have been financially blessed encounter our active duty servicemen along the way, we can thank them through our actions without a word and not just on Veteran's Day.