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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day 2007

For most people this day is just another day and it should and should not be that way. In one respect the service of our military is in service to our people so that our society may continue as a whole. There are no guarantees in America but there is the right to voice your opinions in protest of war. In the other respect, many men and woman in our military have died to make our lives what they are today and should not be forgotten. Many more have survived battle only to be lost and forgotten as the wounded warriors of yesterday.

Watching a documentary called The War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on PBS today made me thankful for the courage and fortitude of all veterans of WWII. So many lives were lost in the battles of the war and yet they persevered to liberate Europe and ultimately defeat the Axis Alies. Then I thought about the people that survived the many battles during the war and how grateful I am that they did. My father being just one of the many.

One point in the documentary jumped out at me to show the true spirit behind the fighting American military forces in Europe. Upon reaching the Rhine, General George S. Patton Jr. stopped halfway across the river on a pontoon bridge. Since the start of the war he had always wanted to piss in the Rhine, right there in the middle of the bridge, and in front of all of his men, he pissed in the Rhine! Not to be comical but what a pisser!

From my heart to the hearts of all Veterans I submit this humble post to thank you for all that you did in the past, present and in the future. You will never be forgotten by this political writer.

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