Many years ago it was an annual tradition for city newspapers to publish the names of all known local living veterans. (The names of deceased veterans were published on Memorial Day).
You can help restore this long abandoned tradition simply by mailing your name and the names of any living military veterans in your community to your local newspaper for publication on Veteran's Day. You should address your letter containing your list of names to the Editor of your newspaper followed by the request: "PLEASE PUBLISH ON VETERANS DAY".
Veterans Day has grown less prominent over the years due to the shrinking veteran population. But you alone can help to restore the importance of Veterans Day by requesting that the names of surviving veterans be recognized and appreciated for their military service and sacrifice.
Do this for the veterans in your city. It's important.