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.