I have been watching WW II in HD on the History Channel the past several evenings.
If you haven't been watching, it is much like the wars shows when we were kids, Victory at Sea, World at War and the like, only unsanitized and in color.
Using narrated letters home to personalize the combatants, the film is moving in its purity and ugliness.
My point today is not to shill for a television program, but to suggest that if you know one, talk to a veteran this Thanksgiving. My father and uncles served in WW II and when prodded wouldn't (couldn't) talk about their time in uniform. I feel I missed a lot.
Our brothers, sisters and cousins who have served in conflicts since have stories that deserve hearing. We owe it to them to listen.