For this year's Veterans Day, I chose this article written LCpl Shawn P. Hefner's mother. A U.S. Marine, LCpl Hefner was killed in action on November 13th, 2009, in Afghanistan. This story is not only a powerful account of one young man's and his family's sacrifice, but also of the sacrifices made by all those men and women who choose to put a uniform on in service to their homeland.
From the creative masterminds behind Linux Format, a slightly old but always relevant article about creating an open source community. I enjoy the fact that it talks about actual in-person human interaction, not just about starting a social media campaign online.
While there are many outstanding works of art depicting the heroism and sacrifices of veterans, I chose this clip for today to help take a few moments to reflect on the contributions veterans have made to America. In any clime and place, at any time, service men and women have unselfishly answered the call. Let us pay our respects to them.