Saturday, November 10, 2007

Today is Veterans day, formerly known as Armistice Day

November 11, 1918.
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The end of the first World War and ironically, a smoldering ember that helped fire the
next German invasion of France which was complete 33 years later.

The terms were written by the French, and basically poured a pound of salt into an already socially wounded country.

But that's besides the point. Today we reflect on the sacrifice of all who served, not only in this country, but over the freedom loving peoples whatever their language- Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day the ideals of freedom are were the same.

There is an old saying that we're always ready to fight the last war- because of the way things change, but it always seems that we have these appeasers who refuse to learn from the last war. Our military members are the best of our population, even if they were draftees.

We need to remember that they stopped their lives to serve this country, and some never got to pick-up where they left off. I want to extend a hearty "Bravo Zulu" to my fellow Vets who DID take time to protect this, the Greatest nation on Gods green earth.

We also need to remember with all these political speeches tomorrow, that actions speak louder than words. I'm sure there are more unknown Vets that contribute more (even in civilian life- the World) unknown, than the entire class of bloviating pols do while mouthing their 'admiration' of the military.

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