Friday, 11 November 2005

A word of thanks

Today we honor those who serve and served in our nation’s armed forces. Though the original day of remembrance was Armistice Day, noting the end of World War I, it became Veterans’ Day, where we honor those who have served throughout out nation’s history. I think it is quite appropriate that a day to thank and honor our veterans falls within the same month as the Thanksgiving holiday.

Each citizen of this country, whether they want to admit it or not, owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to those who wear and have worn the uniforms of our armed forces. Having been, at one time, in the process of becoming one of those in uniform, I hold a special place in my heart for our servicemen and women.

In addition to all veterans, there are a few people I would like to thank.

From within my family: Dad, Uncle J.D., Granddaddy, and Uncle Richard.

Friends: Will, Wally, Damion M., Brian, Dan, Larry, John A., and Gary R.

From Detachment 310, 1988-92: Liz, John, Craig, Cathy & Michael, Kristin, Greg, Russ, and Colonel Hendrickson. I miss you guys.

posted on November 11, 2005 8:09 PM




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