Veterans Day

Ever mindful of the continued crisis in the wake of Storm Sandy, I honor our National Guard who were sent to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq now using their skills and efforts here at home. But I am also heartened to learn while listening to a wonderful NPR program this morning, of an organization called Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations. And they are on the ground now working hard in the disaster areas hard hit by Storm Sandy.

I am a peace activist, but I can also appreciate and honor our Veterans of our Military and National Guard.

I hope today's event is full of joy and pride.

I look to a future and a Country that does not go to war. One that does not invade, occupy or drone others in the name of our freedom.

listen to Weekend Edition Sunday on NPR story: Veterans Deploy To Northeast After Superstorm Sandyby QUIL LAWRENCE