Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veteran's Day

I never know what to do on Veteran's Day. I'm given to thinking about the men (boy's mostly, actually) who gave their lives and limbs to defend Constitution and country...and I'm given to doing so every...oh, six hours or so. So remembrance comes easy to me. I wanted to go down to the parade today, but was stuck making up an exam instead. We also serve who merely stand and drone? Well, not really...

So, for what it's worth, here's to those boys at Valley Forge and Antietam and bloody Omaha beach and all the rest. We can never repay, but at least we can remember.


Blogger Jim Bales said...

well, memorial day is particularly set aside to remember those who died.

So, how 'bout dropping a note of thanks to some veteran you know? (I email some veteran bloggers I follow, and call my Dad, just to say that I thought of them and their service, and wanted to give a personal thank you.)

9:58 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...


7:56 AM  
Blogger lovable liberal said...

My take, ending as well in remembrance, which is sometimes all we can do.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Jim Bales said...

LL, you rock!

In case anyone sees these comments but doesn't follow the link, LL points out that:

Our gratitude cannot solve every problem that a returned veteran may have, but we should in every case sign up for this:

Health care for physical and mental injuries for the rest of their lives

Recognition and recompense for the disabilities that every war causes

Pensions that keep body and soul together

Family support that recognizes the cost of war borne by the families of those who serve

Last, of course, we owe our veterans perennial honor on days like today. History may little note nor long remember what we say, but we should say it anyway.

9:50 PM  

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