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 in 2010 on Veteran’s Day and I don’t think I can say it any better.
The irrational partisans called Liberals and Conservatives 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 go out and actually DO something.
And those men and women do it even though they know that when you actually do something it makes you an easy target for political zealots 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. And do it even for cowardly politicians who watch their comrades-in- arms die from the comfort of the White House.