Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran's Day in the USA....a day off for many folks. I was watching a program on public broadcasting last night on the Viet Nam war and it brought back so many memories that have been tucked away. I don't come from a military family. My dad was too young for  WWII and having two small children during the Korean war, he wasn't called to duty. My only brother was in college during the Viet Nam conflict, so he was never drafted.  That was a difficult time for our country and it really took me years to respect the military. I have four nephews from Jim's brother Allyn's family that have been in the service, two over in Iraq over the years, and one is still in the Navy. I was in tears last night watching the program, listening to men and women my age telling their horrible stories. I guess I just want to say thank you to all who have served this mighty country. I never favor war as a solution, but it seems to happen. I'm sure our many veterans would have rather been safe at home...I had that luxury. Thank you to all.

1 comment:

troi50 said...

Veteran's Day means more to me every year. My cousin's son Eric just got back from Afghanistan (second tour and two tours in Iraq). He gets to spend time with his 1 year old daughter and his 3 year old son and his wife who is also a Vet. This is a happy day for them.