Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day

All over the world today, people will pause and honor their veterans.  Whether you call it Veterans Day, Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, it's good to stop what you're doing for a moment and realize all that our vets have done for us.  

I have/had three vets in my family - my dad was in WWII (he served as a Marine in the Pacific on the USS Yorktown II aircraft carrier), my brother was in Viet Nam (he did two tours in the Army - the first in Germany and the second in Viet Nam) and my father in-law, who served stateside in the Air Force during Viet Nam (it was by his intelligence that he was able to stay here instead of being shipped overseas; only the two men with the highest scores on the test could, and he finished first).

All three of these brave young men, along with the countless others who've served in our military, have made it possible for all of us in this country to enjoy freedoms that others only dream of.  We cannot take their sacrifices for granted and today is the perfect day to thank them for their service to their countries.  Let's not forget the current troops, too - someday they'll also be veterans!

I think I speak on behalf of my entire readership today when I say "thank you" to the brave men and women who have so thoughtfully given their time and service to their country.  We owe them so much.


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