Veteran's Day

I want to add my voice to the chorus in thanking those who have served in the US military over the years, starting with my dad (who was awarded a Purple Heart in the European Theater of WWII) and including my father-in-law and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, and sons and daughters of those friends, many of whom I've never met but to whom I owe a debt of gratitude that mere words are incapable of repaying.

Thank you, one and all, and may God bless you for your dedication to your fellow Americans. And for those of you in active duty, rest assured that you (and your families) are in my prayers each day.

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We just returned from a Veteran's Day program at MISD. It was given by the students with help from the VFW. It was very well planned and attended by the students. Too bad it wasn't advertised more as there weren't many veterans. One student told about her grandpa who died not long ago and the things he finally could tell them about. Other students did the same. It was a very respectful service. I think the shooting at Ft. Hood gave every one a new look at the world.

----I have grown up in an era of privilege. I am a fortunate son whose father served during the last gasp of World War 11 and the Korean conflict.

----He like so many other men and women that gave up a quiet and charmed life of young adulthood for rendering service to their country, I stand and kneel in deep reverance, awe and admiration of their selfess sacrifice.

----Hundreds of thousands of them never returned home while millions have suffered through the horrific images that has haunted their dreams and lives throughout the rest of the years. Most of them suffered quietly, never revealing their inner conflicts, nor complaining that they had to serve. The knew that the job had to be done.....and they did it.

----Most heroes go unnoticed and unsung for performing valiantly in the face of certain death and adversity. It is moments like today, that we can all grasp the hand of a Veteran and thank them for paying the price. For heroes, that is all they need.

----God Bless our Armed Forces and Veterans! Thank you so very much.

----I have grown up in an era of privilege. I am a fortunate son whose father served during the last gasp of World War 11 and the Korean conflict.

----He like so many other men and women that gave up a quiet and charmed life of young adulthood for rendering service to their country, I stand and kneel in deep reverance, awe and admiration of their selfess sacrifice.

----Hundreds of thousands of them never returned home while millions have suffered through the horrific images that has haunted their dreams and lives throughout the rest of the years. Most of them suffered quietly, never revealing their inner conflicts, nor complaining that they had to serve. The knew that the job had to be done.....and they did it.

----Most heroes go unnoticed and unsung for performing valiantly in the face of certain death and adversity. It is moments like today, that we can all grasp the hand of a Veteran and thank them for paying the price. For heroes, that is all they need.

----God Bless our Armed Forces and Veterans! Thank you so very much.

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