What is the main idea of Veterans Day?
Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it's largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I.
As far as the Alive part my obvious TOP choice is my daughter Tina N. Timm.
As far as deceased that would be my Father Lee Timm. If Dad had not rushed to join the U.S. Coast Guard when World War II broke out he would not have met a girl in Atlantic City that later became my Mom. But the real reason I honor my Dad is that at 18 a scrawny little ND boy went to the recruiting office (and back several times after drinking many malted milk shakes) and got accepted into the service.
I fear today most young men would run the other way if war broke out, especially if the news was showing footage of friends storming Normandy or any other scene of hundreds of other young men dying in combat. Not my fathers generation, they ran TO the war.