Thank a veteran today

What an awesome tribute. Well done!

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Today is Veterans Day. Not tomorrow, the day you probably have off from work. Today. November 11, 2012. Originally known as Armistice Day, it was to remember the moment the World War I armistice between the Allies and Germany went into effect — at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. November 11, 1918, was to mark the end of the “war to end all wars.” Unfortunately, as we all know, American soldiers have continued to fight and die in one war after another. The price of freedom is high.

I saw a report recently about a young Marine who was severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan, and who is still in uniform and giving motivational speeches. I was impressed by something he said, which I’ll have to paraphrase: “If you didn’t serve, serve someone who did.” Or at the very least, respect and honor them.

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4 thoughts on “Thank a veteran today

  1. That is a very good point. And what’s so sad is that the “War to End All Wars” might have been just that (almost–the winds of war never cease), if President Wilson hadn’t have gotten the United States involved in that war in 1917. Wilson was not necessarily the worst U.S. president ever–but he certainly made the worst decision of any U.S. president ever.

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