The Day After

This should have gone up yesterday, but I was terribly busy taking advantage of the Veterans’ Day sales… OK, that was to get a few of the self-righteous’ knickers in a twist 😈 Seriously, thank you so very much to all veterans for their service and sacrifice, and especially to my father, father-in-law, and my two oldest daughters and their husbands for their tours in Vietnam, Korea, and Iraq (both daughters and husbands) respectively. Military service is sort of a family business for us… not a popular profession in many circles. To all you vets, to all you mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers of vets, please accept my family’s heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of you!

I found this video over at Tom’s Responsibility – Freedom Demands It site – take a look at his fly the flag entry… and as for the video, well, I totally stole the idea 😀 and put it up here too! It’s a pleasant five minutes, so enjoy yourselves – and a great big hat tip to Tom!  Cheers all!

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  1. November 12th, 2009 at 11:18 | #1

    Loved it, and laughed at the Veterans Day Sale remark LOL. I come from a long line of Vets too; one of the things I’m proudest of in my life is being the daughter of a WWII veteran.

    So, what deals did you get?

  2. November 12th, 2009 at 12:04 | #2

    Yesterday, I attended an event in McMinnville (a Rotary meeting) at which Veterans were honored. A few of us were Vietnam era vets. It is nice to see the complete turnaround from the reception we got in the late 60s and early 70s. Thank you, Steven, and all your relatives, for your service. We are where we are today (well, not the dysfunctional government part, but the other remaining freedoms) because of your service and that of others like you.


  3. November 12th, 2009 at 21:19 | #3

    @Susan at Stony River

    My great thanks to your father! And to you for expressing your pride in your father’s service.

    ohhh! And the sales – why, I got a flag and an apple pie on the cheap… so i bought four of each! Guess I can’t believe how shocked 🙄 people are that this day gets commercialized. On the bright side, there sure are some great posts out there celebrating the day and its history!

  4. November 12th, 2009 at 21:37 | #4

    @tom Vail

    You’re right Tom. It’s great to see the turn around in the manner of treatment. My wife had a POW bracelet while in high school and we were honored to attend his return in 1973… and were promptly harassed and spit at as we left his ceremony at the Naval Air Station. I joined the following year.

    Thanks to you and yours for your unfettered service! Though I made fun of the sales, I do hope more folks at least honor those vets and citizens that have shed blood in our defense.


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