There are few exceptions in life that allow a person to leave a legacy of their life. One is having children and breaking the truncation with the future. The other is serving in the miliary to defend the USA and leaving a mark in time. The USA military of WWII would change the course of history when other powers could not do it alone.
When a citizen gives their service to a country, they are defending the meaning of that service and not simply a piece of geography called "The Homeleand." The values of the USA were always obvious and to realize those values are diminishing to so many Americans, including soldiers and veterans, only speaks to the lack of morality that exists today.
The United States of America demands participation. One of the ways every American participates every year is in the form of tax payments to the USA Treasury. Our Treasury supports the very surviving soldiers and their families we remember on this day. WWII demanded participation by everyone, women worked, commodities were rationed and taxes were paid. When a citizen wasn't serving in the military they were working for the cause. There was a high moral content in the country.
The first payroll withholding occurred during WWII to increase the US Treasury and support the war effort and the returning soldiers after victory. It is the obligation of those that can pay to do exactly that in the patriotic spirit it is intended. When the wealthy are asked to support the country, it is in appreciation of the opportunity afforded them by the sacrifices of those that serve in other capacities. Paying taxes that are asked by The President of the United States of America is not like paying a bill, it is defending the country and in the year 2011 it is to return the promise of their birth right and stability to its economy.