Every year, we set aside Veteran's Day for America's heroes. But is this one day enough?
One day per year doesn't amount to weeks spent in foxholes in the French countryside. One day per year doesn't suffice for months of day and night patrols through Fallujah. One day per year doesn't replace the years of sorrow felt over fellow soldiers fallen in Vietnamese jungles.
We owe a debt to these men and women whose military service has ensured our way of life and our freedom. We owe a debt to them that we can never repay in full.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff immediately following this Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Colorado flags will remain lowered on all public buildings until sunset Wednesday, October 31, to honor the victims.
U.S. President Donald Trump has also issued a proclamation ordering flags lowered at public buildings across the nation and at embassies and other federal facilities around the world.
Colorado schools make a credible argument that a little more money would make their job easier. But Amendment 73 on this year's ballot is the wrong answer.
The most ominous force against education funding in the Colorado budget is rapid growth of entitlement spending - not lack of money.