All very nice. Except for one thing. The holiday yesterday was Veteran's Day. It is specifically for honoring the men and women who served in the armed forces. Not those still serving. There's plenty of admiration to go around for those currently serving, most especially those who've fought in recent wars. But I suspect even they would say that honoring those who are veterans and previously served should stand alone and have their highly-deserved day all to to themselves.
That's why they call it "Veteran's Day."