Or, should it be called "Dead Government-paid Murderer Day"?
I know that many people who were in the employ of the US government truly believed they were doing the right thing. I know that a lot of people actually fall for the "they fought for our freedom" propaganda, and have a powerful desire to honor the dead for that reason. I know I come off as a heartless monster for seeing it differently.
But, if you are in the military you are only fighting for one "cause": the power (and wealth) of those who run the mafia called the US government. You are their pawn; their tool. That you get angry at that revelation is proof of how effectively you have been brainwashed.
Your scars, your death, and your murders don't protect one single act of liberty. No one is free to write even one anti-State phrase on the "government's invention" because of your sacrifice. No one is able to carry a fully functional M16 onto a flight from Texas to DC because of your "service". No one is allowed to drive across the country without having to possess a plastic national ID card because of those you killed. No one is allowed to buy morphine for their cancer-stricken grandmother, over-the-counter in Walmart, because you were blown to bits in Iraq. Your lost leg, shattered and bleeding in the hot sun beside some nameless dirt road in Afghanistan, doesn't buy the liberty to do one single thing. Your dead "brothers" didn't accomplish anything that was worth losing their life for The State.
I realize it is hard to accept this when you have been told the lie all your life, and when you want so badly for all those who have died in the past to have not died in vain (or worse, in service of evil).
(Also, check this out.)