I attended the Milwaukee Veteran's Day Parade today (with Deekawife 3.0). It was a really great day for a parade and it was well done, except for the sparse crowd. I got the feeling that the only ones who give a $#!7 are veterans and their families. It was profoundly disappointing. Attending the parade doesn't make you "pro-war". It simply honors those who did their duty, whether you agree or not. A veteran with Veterans for Peace was soliciting for homeless vets and while I disagree greatly with VfP, I believe they are doing good with this particular cause.
The most difficult part was the passing of the "Gold Star Families". These are people who gave up a loved one on our behalf. I believe this is the second greatest sacrifice after that of the person killed in service. These deserve our unending thanks.