I think (Or, is that still legal?) a real Veterans Day would be to make the Military Commander and Chief, the President. (Whoops, that would be the same!)
All the President’s merry Cabinet, all Congress, all Senate – state and federal – all the federal and state lackeys and send them all to the RED ZONE for a day to relieve our active soldiers.
They could even take their top dollar phones we probably pay for.
President: “I need some coverage on the left flank.”
Synthetic voice phone answering: “Sorry, we are really busy – try back later.”
The pay – oh, that would be straight time for eight hours, not the time and a half with pay for overtime over eight hours plus holiday pay required by “law.”
A ‘True’ Veterans Day