Veterans Day - US Marine photo

U.S. Marines with the 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines, run for cover as the Taliban approach, in the Nawa district, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Here’s hoping you are not at your desk (as I am) on this Veterans Day. Instead, I hope you’re off work with loved ones, and that you find a few moments to consider the importance of this day.

To help you on that path, I point you toward a great selection of Associated Press military photos. The first in their gallery appears at the top of this blog post. The rest can be seen here.

Happy Veterans Day.