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Thankful Day 11

November 11, 2011

I am thankful for the US Veterans, both past and present.  Not just today but every day as their service assures my freedom.

Originally stitched for a quilt

My Thanks goes out to all soldiers, past and present, for what they have done for me and mine.

Yes today is Veteran’s Day but I’m not paying mere lip service.  Americans owe a lot to our military.  The Military has a pretty thankless job.  They get to risk their lives while armchair analysts tell them what a terrible job they are doing.  When they return from harrowing situations, our soldiers tend to be different people which often breaks up marriages.  If we didn’t have a military, we would no have a country.  Someone else, more likely than not a less desirable someone, would have taken the country over by force.  So every thing we have, everything we do, we owe to Veterans and those that are currently serving.

Thank them today.  Thank them tomorrow.  Thank them every day.  Not just verbally but by your actions.  Show your appreciation in whatever way is appropriate to the person, time or place.  Don’t be afraid to take a stand.  Contribute to charities that assist veterans or currently serving soldiers.  Visit a veterans home and see what they need.  Ask a veteran their story and truly listen.  Take part in the democratic process by voting or even running for office.  Honor freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  Heck clip coupons if nothing else.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2011 7:09 PM

    I was disgusted at work – not even a minute of silence. Effin’ retail >:[

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