Friday, November 11, 2005

Thank You, Veterans

November 11th is reserved each year for the celebration of our veterans and all that they gave to ensure my freedom and yours.

Veterans who served in previous wars fought to keep our nation free and safe. They deserve our heartfelt thanks.

Those who are currently serving in the military, especially in the War on Terror, willingly chose to place themselves in harms way in order to defend our freedoms and way of life. They deserve our complete support, heartfelt thanks and fervent prayers.

Those who have served and those who are gone deserve honor and respect for their sacrifice.

We salute you... all of you, with hearts full of respect and thanks.



Christinewjc said...

I saw this today and just couldn't resist posting and linking to it.

Hat tip to The Nose On Your Face Blog

Top 9 Ways Democrats Will Be Honoring Veterans Day

9.Harping on the "fact" that although Saddam was a "bad guy", no WMD's were found in Iraq which makes us worse.

8. Explaining (with a straight face)to veterans how it is possible to "support the troops but not the war." (See number 9).

7. Noshing on brie and escargot in California wine country while celebrating their victory over "the gun" in San Francisco.

6. Brainstorming ways to defend yourself in San Francisco using brie and escargot.

5. (tie) Reminding French officials to "try and be just a little more patient with the disenfranchised youths" (read rioters) as many of them had difficult childhoods.

5. (tie) Working with French officials to set up culturally sensitive "self-esteem classes" for "disenfranchised youths."

4. Traveling around the country in chartered planes to give talks on energy conservation.

3. Attending Richard Durbin's "Adopt A Gitmo Prisoner" telethon.

2. Drafting legislation to have our national symbols of apple pie, the eagle and baseball replaced with crepes, the titmouse and Tibetan yak shows.

1. Updating all of their "Only ________ number of shopping days until the draft starts" signs.

Clandestine said...

Actually, I volunteered at a concert on both Friday and Saturday nights that benefited a Veteran's Hospice.

And, each year I give money to the Veteran's home in my town.

What did you do?

Christinewjc said...

To answer your question, Clandestine, my husband and I have contributed several times each year over the past 10 years to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. I started donating to that worthy organization in remembrance of my beloved dad who died (from inoperable lung cancer due to asbestos exposure)in 1995. He was a Korean War Vet.

I have also contributed to the Semper Fi Injured Marine Fund and gave money to an acquaintance last summer when her husband was being deployed to Iraq.