November 11, 2006
Each November a day is set aside to recognize the valuable service that veterans have sacrificed for our benefit. On this day the citizens of the United States take a moment to recognize all that they have and to show their appreciation for the freedoms they have. Veterans come in many different forms, shapes and sizes. They all have one thing in common, their love and dedication for their service. Recognizing veterans is nothing new; it has been going on for as long as anyone can remember. Baseball seems to have a special place in their hearts for veterans. You cannot go to a stadium within Major League Baseball and not hear someone talk about the sacrifices that veterans have made to make the team and sport a better place to be. This has never hit home quite as hard as it did this year.