A little more than a week from my country will celebrate Veteran's Day. It is a day set aside to say thank you to all the men and women who have served in the armed services protecting the rights and freedoms that I have known my entire life. I am grateful for all their sacrifices. It is because of them that I can sit in my living room typing away right now. Before we celebrate our Veterans, many will due a great disservice to them. One of the many rights afforded to us by those charged with our protection is the right to vote. Unfortunately, this is a right not exercised by far too many. We sit in our workplaces, our restaurants with our friends and complain about how our elected officials do their jobs. The politicians have their jobs for the purpose of serving the best interests of the people. We have it in our power to get these officials to do their job and all we need to to do is take an hour out of our lives once a year to make the change. While you may feel your 1 vote does not significantly make a difference, think about the change that can be achieved by a hundred, a thousand or a million people casting their 1 vote. You want to thank a Veteran? Go out, vote. Show them that the freedoms and ideals that they fought to preserve still matter. Vote to take care of them for the care they took of us. Social media will be flooded with thank you messages of all types in a few days. Yet most of those sentiments will ring hollow. Say thank you by getting off your couch, away from your computer and proving it.