As a cruise ship speaker you are often asked to help out the Cruise Director. On some lines they hold an event one day at noon for all military veterans who may be on board. I attend. I spent 6 years in the Air Force and am usually the youngest one at the get-togethers. Many men (I haven’t seen a woman show up yet). There is no agenda other than going around the circle of about a dozen and telling a bit about your time serving the country.
Many men are from the Korean War and a few from the Vietnam era. It’s fun to tell “war stories” and make like airplanes zooming around the room. Today is Veterans Day. Nov 11 – it never moves. Never a “Monday Holiday” like so many others have been moved. In fact, on November 11, at 11 am and 11 minutes, 1918, major hostilities of World War I were formally ended (when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.).
If you are speaking on a cruise and are a Vet, participate. If you see a vet today – thank them for their service.