Veteran’s Day.

Almost every year I post this.   I wrote it some years ago when Bush was the President.  When I had a bit more pride in our Nation than I’m feeling now.  But the message is the same.  ”Thank you”.

Veterans Day: Just a word to you cake eating civilians out there… You don’t say Happy Veterans Day. You don’t say Merry Vets Day. But just because you don’t have a meaningless Seasons Greetings for it doesn’t mean you don’t say anything.

This isn’t some fat bunny in a sled passing around Jack O’Lanterns because it’s Santa’s birthday… This isn’t about some old fable-become-tradition.

Veterans Day is a day for those that are still alive, and for those who are dead… those who died for your freedom to flip soldiers the bird and to call them baby killers and spit on them in the airport.

Veterans Day is for the guys that died fighting for your personal independent liberty…

It’s for that Veteran that walks with just a slight limp and seems otherwise fine, but he doesn’t have a spleen because an enemy of our country blew it out his back with an AK-47 so you can get 15% Off that new leather fat-ass reclining couch that your going to sit on to mock the President from while watching your 42 inch plasma TV flipping through the channels trying to find some Friends rerun.

Veterans Day is for the guy that came home while all his friends didn’t.

Veterans day is for the woman who gave up the best years of her young adulthood so she could press her hands over the sucking chest wound of some guy from her own home town 6 thousand miles away from home.

Veterans day is for that old woman over there that raised 2 kids alone because when she was young she sent her handsome young husband off to fight for your freedom and came back as a flag folded into a triangle.

That’s what Veterans day is for… and what do you say to those people who served?

You just say “Thank You”.

2 thoughts on “Veteran’s Day.”

  1. At the risk of maddening the ogre…isn’t Memorial day for those who did not come back from war, and Veteran’s day for those who served? I try my best to honor each in their own way. I believe Veterans have it tough returning to civilian live and need the recognition and the ‘atta boys to let them know that because they chose to fight on my behalf they sacrificed the time and skills that can get them a great job. I feel they have so many more hurdles to jump because of their sacrifice, I always try to let them know I appreciate that sacrifice. On memorial day I try to remember the fallen, and to plan and vote so that more do not have to fall.

  2. Well said — Thank You, indeed!

    Many businesses close on Veterans Day for the wrong reasons — just another Monday holiday for gov’t workers and banks. My dad is an 88 year old WWII vet. Owns his own business, goes to work every day. I called him Monday a.m. to thank him again and asked him how he was spending his Veterans Day. He said, I’m at work, son.

    That’s the mentality of the Greatest Generation. I work in an office building owned by a bank. The bank was closed, so when I arrived to go to my office, I had to sign in through security like it was a weekend. Parking lot was just about empty. I wonder how many of those people not at work were expressing their gratitude for our military? I expressed my gratitude by doing the same thing my dad did – go to work. That honors him best.

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