Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day 2010

It saddens me that some holidays are just not widely observed anymore. Schools are in session and many businesses are open today. We as Americans are not taking time to remember an important segment of our population--our Veterans.


We are losing a part of our past, our heritage and our history.





A day like today reminds us of the sacrifice and patriotism that so many of our brothers and sisters have made to secure us the freedoms that we have today.





Instead of fighting for our survival as a nation and a people, we are fighting among ourselves over health care and taxes and other more domestic needs. That is far better that than fighting for our very survival--thanks to our veterans.

I'm not sure our schools are doing a good job of instilling the core values of our country into our youth. Taking time to teach about sacrifice and heroism. Touching on those potentially politically incorrect subjects because they are fact--and need to be discussed.

Service before self. (USAF core value)

Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country! (President John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address 1961)

I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country. (Nathan Hale, 1776)

I have not yet begun to fight. (John Paul Jones, 1779)

Nuts! (General Anthony Clement "Nuts" McAuliffe, December 1944, Bastogne)

Better to fight for something than live for nothing. (General George S. Patton)

It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it. (General Robert E. Lee)

Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster. (General William Tecumseh Sherman)

Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. (General Omar N. Bradley)

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