Veteran's Day

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Most people who know me understand that it is only logical that I take a moment to acknowledge today being Veteran's Day. I exhort you to thank a veteran and do something to show your gratefulness to those who serve and have served our country.

It is easy to think of veteran's as the grizzled older men who fought in Vietnam and Korea, but there are thousands of young people, our age, who have more recently served in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. The risked their youth, the best years of their lives in defending our country and preserving our freedoms. While we stayed home and pressed on towards our carefully made plans, they sacrificed their immidate gain to protect our freedom. Really, if you think of the irony of it all, it's quite saddening. Young people who defend those who mock them.

So. thank a veteran. Not just today, but anytime you see someone who has defended and served our country. It's for your own good. Really.

1 Responses to “Veteran's Day”

  1. Blogger joy 

    excellent post, got me thinking, that's for sure

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This odd narrative is my life. I ended up in Pittsburgh, of all places--from the beach. I have no hobbies, other than cooking excessively and eating microwave popcorn. I enjoy shopping, the Food network, hiding the remote so the Food network cannot be turned off, find ethnic food stores and restaurants and reading voraciously. My life is decidedly pedestrian.

I worked in the car business where I was required to be ruthless and soul-less wench, which is when I started this project. Since then, I've kept it up because secretly, I've always wanted to join the military. Every male in my mother's family has joined and I quietly entertain thoughts of joining. I haven't yet and don't know if I ever will, but sending the troops cookies keeps me sane. it makes me think I still have a shred of human kindness left in my withering soul. it's a small way for me to salute the men and women who are brave enough to fight for freedom. And makes me feel like I'm contributing toward troop morale--even if I'm not. So if you want to help, send me addresses of troops you know stationed overseas. you may also contribute toward the cost of chocolate chips, but don't feel obligated, that link is here only by request.

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