Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day 2012


Today, Veterans Day, we need to remember that we still have a lot to be grateful for and many people to be grateful to. Fly your flag proudly, say "thank you" to a veteran, and take time to reflect on the sacrifices made by these men, women, and their families for the sake of our nation.

They are the best of us.

12 comments:

Irene Peduto said...

My flag hangs every day & night (with a spot light on it) unless of a storm - as was the case with Hurricane Sandy & then the Nor'easter. The military is our best & last hope to keep America free. God bless our troops & Veterans.

CenTexTim said...

"Fly your flag proudly, say "thank you" to a veteran, and take time to reflect on the sacrifices made by these men, women, and their families for the sake of our nation."

Amen.

And after you've done all of the above, flip off an obama supporter.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@CenTexTim- By doing the things listed, we have flipped off Obama supporters.

Reiuxcat said...

Salute!

Thank you veterans to you and your families for your service here and abroad. Moving every two to three years, lonely months durig deployment.

We cannot do enough to show our thanks, but we WILL DO ALL that we are able back home to support y'all.

LadyGun12 said...

Can't help but wonder what that elderly gentleman on the left is thinking today.

nielson.trevor said...

as a veteran currently in the 'stan, youre all very welcome and i appreciate every one of your comments and sentiments.
i am proud to serve such noble patriots...
thanks to all those that served before me and i will try to dohonor your sacrifices.
@ stilton keep doing what you do...you bring a smile every time i can get online here!

Mike Porter said...

And if you not only understand the importance of these folks and their service, but also the importance of the very ideals for which they serve, then you know that it is incumbent upon you to thank them at least twice. After all, it would seem that half of this country is comprised of idiots, if not complete scoundrels, who are more than likely utterly remiss in such understanding and subsequent reverence.

On a somewhat related note, I'm not sure how to mark my timesheet for my absence on Wednesday: out sick or funeral leave. Being that it was a dark day of alternating between abject depression and utter outrage, and that the loved one in question is still breathing at the moment, I guess I'll settle for the former. However, if there were an entry for 'avoiding a murderous rampage', then it would have been, in the currently popular vernacular, a 'no-brainer'.

gwhdad/texas said...

People thank me for my time in the Marines. problem is, I don't feel special. I DID nothing special. I came home in one piece. Sure, I did lose a couple of buddies. The hardest loss was not due to combat. I held a Marine brother in my arms as he died from cancer. point is, I don't quite know how to react when people thank me for my service.
Anyway, as in years past, I say many prayers for my fallen brothers in arms.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@nielson.trevor- You've humbled and honored me, sir. Thank YOU, more than I can say.

@Mike Porter- If I didn't work at home, I'd certainly have filed for sick time of SOME sort - because I was as sick at heart as a soul can be.

@gwhdad/texas- You did do something special when you took the oath to serve, and to accept whatever challenges came your way. To stand with your comrades in arms and defend this nation. There is more honor in accepting that responsibility - no matter what your service turns out to be - than the majority of people will ever accept in their lifetime. So when people (including me) say "thank you," know that you deserve it.

SusieBee said...

My dad served in Korea, and endured more than he ever told us about. He volunteered to serve his country and helped defend our freedoms and our way of life at great personal cost. He passed away 18 years ago before I truly appreciated how much he sacrificed. Veterans, thank you so much for your service to our country!

JustaJeepGuy said...

I enlisted in the Navy 40 years ago on the Monday after Thanksgiving. I was in for almost 5 years. I was a pretty crappy sailor. There was nothing going on militarily, but maybe that's a "the dog that didn't bark" kind of sign of naval effectiveness. Nevertheless, I for one find it a bit annoying when people "thank" me for serving. I don't need the ego stroke. I'd prefer to hear a grateful nation (yeah, RIGHT!) thank their military personnel collectively. Sadly, that won't happen unless the military actually has to repel an invasion. Even then, there will be socialists claiming we should be invaded in order to humble this "arrogant" nation. Of course, since we've BEEN invaded by socialists, we should do what's necessary to throw those invaders out.

When our economy crashes from all the freeloaders taking and refusing to give, and the mobs come to me trying to beg for food or whatever, I'll ask them if they voted for Obama. Anyone who answers in the affirmative will be told, "Hey, you got what you asked for when you voted." And they'll get nothing but hot lead from me for murdering my country.

Anonymous said...

Veterans....America needs to join hands in our brotherhood and support the Swift Boat veterans/patriots to deny Senator John Kerry to be the boss and Secretary of Defense over our kids that have chosen to defend our country. Question: Does John Kerry celebrate Veterans Day?

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/11/16/Swift-Vote-Vets-Promise-to-Regroup-if-John-Kerry-Is-Nominated-as-Secretary-of-Defense