Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day*

posted by The Sailor @ 10:49 AM Permalink

skippy said it better than I can.

Monkeyfister said it better than I can.

Poets who said it better than I can:
The Last of the Light Brigade
In Flanders Field
Dulce Et Decorum Est
War Is Kind And Other Lines
Song writers who said it better than I can:
Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire

The Grave by Don McLean

Masters of War by Bob Dylan
My humble offering:
When we send our men and women to die for us, people who volunteered to die in a just cause, we are honor bound to tell them the truth and make sure the cause is truly just.

We are honor bound to equip them as best we can afford.

We are honor bound to take care of their families while they serve, and especially while they are deployed.

We are honor bound to take care of them when they come home.

No matter how they come home, whether it is only as memories, remains, wounded or relatively whole.

We are honor bound to our veterans, and if we sever those bonds we've sacrificed our children and our honor.

* This post is almost the same as last year's. Because nothing has changed since last year except the record number of deaths since then in both Iraq and Afghanistan.



At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Bill Arnett said...

My sister, father, grandfather, and my grandmother's five brothers all served and I am proud to honor them as they deserve. As a veteran myself, who served this country with pride, I am touched and honored by your words.

You all here have been far more than kind to me and I am honored to know you all as well.

Thank you.

At 4:03 PM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

Indeed. We appreciate you as well.

At 12:56 AM, Blogger The Sailor said...

Bill, it honors me that you post on the site.

And it is not kindness you perceive, it is appreciation and admiration.

For your skills and your service, but mainly just for you.


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