Got my morning coffee and sat down the read the morning paper, boy was I disappointed with the newspaper coverage of the Veteran's Day parade. I have better pictures. Some of the shots my husband took and I reworked them a little. I think that it's important for us as Americans to support our Veteran's and honor them everyday not just on Veteran's Day. By having the Scouts (Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts) march in the parade we are teaching them to honor the Veteran's. I hope they learned something from listening to the Politicians and Veteran's speak and seeing them receive their medals of honor from our "small city with a BIG heart." Veteran's are the "heart of America." One of the speakers said that "in this celebrity obsessed culture, it's important to remember the real stars of America. True appreciation is expressed not only by deeds, but words. Don't underestimate the power of saying 'thank you' to a veteran you encounter." Just like my father taught me I teach my children, always thank a soldier in uniform for their service to our country and for protecting our freedoms. Children are sometimes too shy to do this so by them marching in the parade they are saying "thank you."