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Thank you Veterans!

Posted Monday, November 9, 2009, at 4:20 PM


Listed above is the link to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs web page outlining the history of Veteran's Day. It is interesting reading. It is a good reminder of why there is a Veteran's Day.

Thank you to all the Veterans in the my own family. Your service is appreciated beyond measure. I know my dad and dad-in-law were both drafted during wartime. They served during the Korean Conflict. My grandfather and great uncle served in WWI. I had an uncle who was in the Navy. My husband's family served in WWII and Vietnam. I have second cousins who have served during the current conflicts.

I appreciate all Veteran's and their families for their sacrifices for their time of service.

To all those families who have Veteran Angels - your Veteran Angel has a special place in Heaven and your sacrifice is appreciated beyond any word or phrase I could add.

God bless all of you.

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There are a very few of the WWII/CCC veterans remaining.

Mobilization after Pearl Harbor was hastened immeasurably because the country had three-million men in CCC camps trained in military lifestyle, drill, response to command in marching units and trained to work as teams under challenging conditions.

In combat, these "old men" could organize digging, timbering, reinforcing teams to create bunkers, earthern fortifications and multi-man foxholes.

Their strong moral sense of responsibility and duty carried on throughout and after WWII.

Much of that morality and strength can be found in our young people and the career military serving today.

Now, if we can just carry it forward with voluntary service. Every young person devoting two years to their community, county, state and nation.

Learning to work together as a team, performing rigorous physical labor combined with mental acuity, ignoring hardship and physical discomfort.

A winter in a half-dugout "soddie" would not hurt any of today's urban youth.

Enduring in order to understand the strength of our "greatest generation."

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Mon, Nov 9, 2009, at 8:10 PM

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