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Vets Day 2010

Added on by NYC Subway Girl.

Veterans Day today to honor our Vets and Vets around the globe.

Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  Veterans now home, returned used up, traumatized, spent, wondering if they'll be redeployed.  Do we even realize and remember that so many have been fighting far away as a service to our country.  

Do we collectively understand the sacrifice that they have made in the name of our freedom, safety and protection?  The multiple tours, the trillions of dollars spent.  I have a hard time grasping it.   But today is a moment to honor our Vets. The living Vets of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan (+ other conflicts I haven't mentioned).

Today and forever we should honor them.  Take a moment. Collectively let's reevaluate why so few are standing up in our name (think volunteer army vs draft).  If we don't like it we can change the course.

Peace

Veterans Day, some history: Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice. A federal holiday, it is observed on November 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world. (from wikipedia)