Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank You Veterans

Today is Veteran's Day so I want to take a minute to say thank you to all who have served in the Armed Forces. Serving in the military is not an easy job. Some people say yeah it's not easy but look at all of the benefits you get. The benefits may be fairly good however there is no way to make up for losing a limb in combat, there is no way to make up for missing your kid's birth/first smile/first steps/first day of school/first dance/etc, there is no way to recoup time away from the spouse and family or make up for the stress of being thousands of miles away when a crisis strikes back home.
Our vets have sacrificed a huge amount of them selves, their life, their time, and their psyche to do a job that can be damn hard much of the time. Veterans go off to fight wars so that people in the US can enjoy freedom and democracy (contrarily, being in the military is anything BUT a democracy).

Thank you veterans for your sacrifice and keeping us, and our country, safe!

On a side note, I was amazed at what a festive holiday today was. People seemed to be out and about everywhere and in good spirits. Also, I have never seen so many older retired vets out in uniform as I did today, not just at a parade or military event, but out in town, around the city, and for those brave souls who dared, in line for a free meal at Applebees, Famous Daves, and Golden Corral.

1 comment:

  1. oh. You are welcome

    It was nothing.

    Couch potato.
    Vet. 281st.