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Like Christmas, over the years, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving have become less about the true meaning and more about the day off from work and all that encompasses, writes Rusty Humphries. (Andrew Geraci/The Washington Times)

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The Redskins return to playing on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2002 when they meet Tony Romo and the Cowboys on Nov. 22. (Associated Press)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II wipes her eye during a thanksgiving service to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee at St Paul's Cathedral. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, Pool)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles attend the service of thanksgiving to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in St Paul's Cathedral London. (AP Photo/Murray Sanders, Pool)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and members of the Royal Family, depart St Paul's Cathedral following the service of thanksgiving a service of thanksgiving during Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Tuesday June 5, 2012 in London. (AP Photo/Jeff J Mitchell, Pool)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II departs St Paul's Cathedral, London with the Dean of St Paul's David Ison, left, following a service of thanksgiving on the last day of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family depart St. Paul's Cathedral following a service of thanksgiving to begin the final day of Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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This is Michael Graham's 22nd year as the Santa at Tyson's Corner Center where, from Thanksgiving to December, he can be seen greeting children and some young adults during the holiday season, Tyson's Corner, VA, Wednesday, December 14, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Mason Binion, of Washington, D.C., at left and Tasha Johnson, of Washington, center, wait in line with other shoppers along 14th Street NW for the midnight opening at the DC USA Shopping Center in Columbia Heights on Thanksgiving day in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 24, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Gina Youngman, right, of New Canaan, Conn., reacts as her daughter Sarah, 15, from left, and friend Celina Sprague, of Washington, D.C., model hats at the Gap's Georgetown store on Thanksgiving day in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 24, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Wanda King, of Hyattsville, Md., attaches a mannequin's hand at the Gap's Georgetown store as shops open for business on Thanksgiving day in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 24, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Occupy Wall Street protestors host Thanksgiving dinner in Zuccotti park, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in New York. Protestors used the holiday to give thanks alongside strangers at outdoor Occupy encampments nationwide, serving turkey or donating their time in solidarity with the anti-Wall Street movement. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Huntsman Dennis Downing, right, leads the Blue Ridge Hunt Thursday Nov. 24, 2011 at Historic Long Branch Plantation in Millwood, Va., for a Thanksgiving day fox hunt. (AP Photo/The Winchester Star, Scott Mason)

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PREMIUM CONTENT--HIGHER RATES APPLY FOR NON-PHOTOSTREAM MEMBERS - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, retired Capt. Mark Kelly, serve a Thanksgiving meal to troops at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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PREMIUM CONTENT--HIGHER RATES APPLY FOR NON-PHOTOSTREAM MEMBERS - U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband, retired Capt. Mark Kelly, meet both active and retired airmen after serving a Thanksgiving meal to troops at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Volunteer Emmy Ridings, 8, wheels a dessert cart through the Salvation Army Community Thanksgiving dinner at the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester, Va., Thursday Nov. 24, 2011. Nearly 1,000 meals were served during the dinner. (AP Photo/The Winchester Star, Scott Mason)

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, helps serve Thanksgiving dinner to guests at St. Matthew's House homeless shelter in Naples, Fla., on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. St. Matthew's House officials estimate feeding nearly 7,000 people for the Thanksgiving holiday through their turkey and grocery give-away and the sit-down dinner on Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Naples Daily News, Tristan Spinski) FORT MYERS OUT; MAGS OUT; NO ADS; MANDATORY CREDIT

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A U.S. soldier takes a piece of cake to mark Thanksgiving Day at the U.S. base Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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U.S. soldiers walk into a dining facility to take their lunch meal to mark Thanksgiving Day at the U.S. base Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)