Do you have a recent veteran in your family? If so, why not take this opportunity to reacquaint yourself with his or her service? Locate any documents you might have; check for photos anywhere in your family; find an artifact of that service (medals, uniforms, equipment, etc.). See if you have all that written up in your genealogy files. Don't let that critical period in your family history be lost!
Go downtown and see what military service is all about, especially if it's not you or if it's not recent. You'll be glad you did.