The President issues a proclamation each year stating, “With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday.” [emphasis mine]
No one observing Veterans Day this November 11 will mistake the proceedings to be dedicated to the cause of world peace. Celebrating Veterans American-style means celebrating war and the people who wage it. It is who we are.
It is also what we export.