This idea might sound stupid to some but...
We have a "Black History Month", celebrating the Black Race; It's taught in schools, and the importance of black figures throughout history is forced into kid's minds--Even in non-public schools now--
Why not have a Veteran's Month? It would non racial, and would celebrate something much more important than a race--our soldiers. It is the blood, sweat and suffering of our troops of every generation that allow all of the races and creeds to melt together in this our Melting Pot; It was the 360,000 Union troops who gave their lives, ensuring the freedom of blacks and the preservation of our Union; the over 200,000 dead in World War II who shed their blood, lost limbs, and suffered so Europe, and the rest of the world could be freed fromtyranny. It was the thousands who fought and died in our own Revolution so this nation could come into being.
Yet the sacrifice of these men is relegated to only a day, and men like Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Desmond Doss and others are only given a slight read over in our Middle and High Schools--yet children are forced to write essays and the like on men like Malcolm X. Men who served and died for the land--the whole land, both black and white--are brushed over for men who fought civil battles for one race only.