While I read the two articles on deceased veterans in the Nov. 11 WP Magazine, I wondered why those stories couldn’t have been saved for another time such as Memorial Day, when we honor our national war dead.

For Veterans Day weekend, why couldn’t you run stories about what living veterans are doing? How about the Vietnam veteran teaching history to disadvantaged youth? Or the Iraq War veteran counseling those with post-traumatic stress disorder? Or the Afghan War doctor working in an emergency room? There must be dozens of stories of these types of men and women still serving our communities.

David Arnold, Alexandria