HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY 2011

 Well, it’s been nearly 100 years since November 11th, 1918 saw the end of World War One, or The Great War as it was called before anyone knew a second global conflict would occur. As we all know the date eventually became designated as the day for honoring the people who make it possible for the rest of us to lead our lives in relative safety. The following is what I posted last year on Veteran’s Day and I don’t think I can say it any better, especially with the presidential campaigns in full swing, so here it is again: 

The irrational partisans of the political left and the political right often forget that the only reason any of them have the luxury of sitting back and making pompous, self-righteous pronouncements is because of the men and women who actually go out and DO something. And they do it even though they know that when you actually do something it makes you an easy target for political zealots of all stripes who like to sit on the sidelines of history and gloat when some things inevitably go wrong once action is taken. Forget all the smug second-guessers today and remember the men and women who have literally given their all and did it for everyone, no matter if they have a ridiculous (D) or (R) after their name.   

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13 responses to “HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY 2011

  1. Wonderful sentiment! Happy Veteran’s Day!

    • Thank you! Sorry I haven’t been very sociable lately but I’m swamped with college playoff items and office work. I’ll be back around visiting regularly in about a week or so.

  2. Rose

    Great read….i am posting this on my Facebook site. You said it better than anything I have read. Thanks.

  3. Good post. You said it perfectly but I bet the Democrats and Republicans still don’t listen.

  4. American soldiers are terrorists.

  5. My husband served. Thank you for remembering the veterans.

  6. Hear hear! Love you, vets!

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