Combat veterans get a lot of press, and so do the old ones. Deservedly so. This writer has a fair few friends who have seen the elephant, and they have suffered so that our country didn’t have to.

Along with those vets, let’s honor the support staff who organize and supply the troops. Let’s honor the mechanics, the medics, the teachers, the drivers, the cooks and the cleaners. Let’s say thank you to each and every American who served this nation.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky