Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day

To those who have served our country on foreign soil, to those who rush to danger so that we might enjoy peace and safety, to those who have lost loved ones in the armed service, I send my heartfelt gratitude and deepest respect.


librarypat said...

I second the thought.
It is such a different climate for our veterans now compared to during and after Viet Nam. Veterans and active duty military need all the support they can get as do their families. In the 60's and 70's, dislike for an unpopular war was taken out on service members and their families. It made it very difficult for us.
I think because so many Reserve and Guard troops are involved now, people are more aware of the impact of combat on the individual soldier and on the family. They also realize it is not the troops on the ground who are responsible for the decision to be at war in the first place or what direction that war takes.
I saw an editorial cartoon this past week that had people at a national cemetery and the words to the national anthem had been changed from "the land of the free, and the home of the brave" to
" the land of the free, because of the brave."
We all owe our veterans more than we can ever repay.

EmilyBryan said...