Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day 2012

Remember what today means:
Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That's not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America's war dead.

Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead....
Thank a veteran today. Make a point of it.

As a veteran of the Vietnam Era, the first time that anyone thanked me for my service was in 2006. Not that I expected any thanks! I was honored to serve my nation.

Here is a video that I found over at Mrs. AOW's site:

Try to thank a Vietnam Era veteran today.


Average American said...

Mr. AOW, from a fellow Vietnam Vet, THANK YOU for your service, and damn you for making me cry! I've seen that youtube clip before, in fact, I think I used it in a post in the past couple of years, but it STILL brings tears! Thank God for making Americans FINALLY understand what they put us and the Korean War vets through. May America NEVER EVER treat our veterans like that again!!!!! God Bless you and yours.


Average American said...

You have been added to my blogroll sir. I never realized that you and the Mrs. both had blogs.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Thank you and like me don't forgive that bitch Jane Fonda.

Brooke said...

Thanks for your service from me and mine, Mr!

Great video!