Sooner Blue

Mostly politics, a few current events, a squirt of seltzer down yer pants .. a little blog for my rambles and rants.

2007/11/11

Thank You, Veterans!

@ 08:25 AM (81 months, 23 days ago)

On this Veterans Day there should be no Democrats or Republicans, there should be only Americans. Today we honor all veterans who fought to protect the freedoms we often take for granted.
 
It's sad that Veterans Day doesn’t seem to rank very high on America's list of favorite holidays. People seem to pay more attention to other patriotic holidays like the 4th of July, our nation’s birthday party...well, it does have fireworks.
 
But we have to remember that without the brave fighting men and women of our armed forces there might not be a home of the brave.
 
Remember what the day is all about, a day to honor all American veterans of all wars, from the Revolutionary War to the present day Iraq war. So many have given the ultimate in sacrifice.
 
While some of our wars (Vietnam, Iraq) may not have been as popular with the citizenry as others (World War II), the American soldier’s willingness to sacrifice their lives to protect the US way of life should never be questioned. Any man or woman who honorably wore a soldier’s uniform is a hero in my book.
 
We should also recognize and honor military families for the great sacrifices they have always made throughout the course of our history.

Today is also the time to be aware of certain issues that our military and their families have to deal with. A good way to get involved is to check out the Wounded Warrior Project. It’s a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness for US veterans severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here’s a link:
 
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/aarwebshow
 
I am grateful to all the World War II veterans, the Vietnam veterans, the Korean War veterans, the Desert Storm veterans, and those today fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan...they have all served our country with such valor. I salute them every one.
 
Thank You for your service to our country! Semper Fi!
 
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
~Douglas MacArthur