My beautiful wife just wrote an excellent post on her blog, putting into words (and pictures) what I'd been searching for all day. She posted pictures of my grandfather and her father, as young men in uniform (Army in WW2 and Navy in Vietnam, respectively).
We want to thank those who were willing to serve for their country, their families, and their friends. Your service is appreciated.
If you want to really honor the troops, consider writing a letter to those who are deployed overseas. Encourage them while they are away from their families.
For those history buffs among you, "World War 2 in HD: The Air War" has been aired on the History Channel, with several replays over the next few weeks. Also the highly acclaimed Afghanistan documentary Restrepo is airing on the National Geographic channel at the end of the month (11/29).