A young girl presses a flower next to the name of a relative who died in the Vietnam war. This photo was taken on Veterans Day, 1999.

A young girl presses a flower next to the name of a relative who died in the Vietnam war. This photo was taken on Veterans Day, 1999.

No honor or sacrifice can match the efforts of those who put on a uniform, serve their nation and — too often — dies for doing their duty.

Veterans Day is set aside to take time to thank a vet for their service.  Sadly, too many are not here to receive those “thank you’s.”  We honor our fallen on Memorial Day but they also should be remembered on Veteran’s Day.

In 2002, Amy and I shot a short feature film on the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at a stop in Fairview Heights, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River and St. Louis.

It started a string of films we have shot for more than a decade now in attempts to honor our vets — living and dead.

Please, remember and honor our Veterans on this special day.