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VETERAN'S DAY 2007


Veterans Day! A day of honoring those who have served and are serving our country...

What can one say to these people? Thank you? We appreciate your sacrifice? We are proud of you?

How can we make it known to them just what they have actually done for us? How can we make it right when some of such wars as The Vietnam War and the current wars are treated badly because they chose to serve?

To me they are heroes. They are the epitome of valor and courage. They are jewels who make our flag fly even brighter. They are examples of sacrifice and strength. They are what most of us could not be, ever...

It amazes me that service personnel are being treated badly when they come home. These fine people are not whom caused the conflict and they are merely doing what they feel is right; they are defending the right to freedom for all people of the world.

We are not at war with Iraq or Afghanistan, we are at war with insurgents who would rule with terrorism. We are at war with terrorists, not a country. I keep hearing over and over, that we should not be at war with Iraq; we are not at war with Iraq, we are there to protect as many innocent people from the terror regimes as feasible. We have made some mistakes, but, that is a military problem, not that of the enlisted personnel who believe in freedom and democracy enough that they would lay their life on the line for anyone who is endangered by those who oppose freedom and democracy.

It is time that we get our attitudes corrected about these people. They are merely doing their jobs, they are in the chain of command, they are not the command. And, they deserve heartfelt thanks and appreciation for their unselfish attempt to provide safety for those who cannot defend themselves. We owe them much. We certainly owe them consideration, kindness, and, a big welcome home, not tense encounters, jeers, bad manners or violence. They are commendable and they should be commended in a positive and sincere way...

So, on this Veterans Day 2007 I raise my hand and salute those of the current wars and their efforts to maintain freedom for all. I hail them as my heroes for taking up a cause and acting on that cause. I regard them for their bravery. I uplift them for their diligence in the face of homeland opposition. I wish them the best and I pray that they will be accepted as the model citizens they are. It is not what they are representing, it is that they have the gumption to represent the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and the flag which flies high and proudly in the name of democracy and freedom. It is that they cared enough to step up to the plate and take a stance. It is that they understand that action equals resolve, be it understood by the masses or not...

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