Veterans: 'Thank you' is best

She said that many female casualties are unheard of by the public as the military wants it to appear that the women are not in as much danger as the men, but many women die in wars or walk away badly injured after serving.

LaDuke said the Colonie Veterans Project is currently in the process of adding a page to its Web site specifically about women who have served or are serving, as well as female casualties.

Both LaDuke and Fortin ask that on Veterans Day, if you see a veteran, thank them for serving and take a few minutes out of your day to think about those who fight for your freedom.""

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