I understood her stance - My point is - it's a holiday to recognize/remember/thank veterans. I'm glad it's observed, it's a nice gesture for so much sacrifice.
If some employers choose not to participate that's their choice, but I am certainly glad that our government (including USPS) does.
Lazy has nothing to do with it.
I think we would be showing our thanks and respect far better if the day off were specifically FOR active duty/veterans. Giving "everybody" (and by everybody, I mean the governmental agencies and companies that choose to participate) the day off subtracts from the meaning of the holiday and it becomes simply a day looked forward to as either an extra day off work, or a day with less traffic going to work (or a day you have to scramble for child care because you have to work but your kids don't have school).