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Veterans Day 2016…

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The Wall Street Journal offers a  nice collection  of this Veterans weekend from across the nation.   Here are  some pix  from across the country.   My observation is that small towns and rural areas still tend to have special events and celebrations organized by residents,  while metropolitan areas now have government-run events.   I prefer the homespun variety myself,  partly because there are actual veterans involved and they know what it means to serve.

Action star Chuck Norris is a vet himself and  understands it  well.   Bill Federer grasps why there are  no atheists  in foxholes.   More photos  here.

For me,  Veterans’ Day is special,  because every generation of my family has seen military service.   Some of them died because of it,  all of them suffered to some extent,  yet none of them regretted it.   Most people in my family regard it as the only honorable service possible to have in government.   Those who don’t,  basically whine and complain,  but don’t serve anywhere.

 

 

 

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Written by timeforthorns

November 13, 2016 at 11:54 pm

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  1. Thank you for that!!

    somanyminutes

    November 14, 2016 at 1:17 am

  2. We citizens can never do enough for those rough men who go int the night so that we can sleep soundly in our beds. I would urge everyone to begin leaning on the Trump administration quickly to fix the VA. Firing 90% of the managers would be a good start. Reinstating the whistleblowers and putting them in charge would be a fine second step, as they obviously care and wer willing to put it on the line to help fix it.

    timeforthorns

    November 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm

  3. Thank you

    somanyminutes

    November 14, 2016 at 2:05 pm


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