Today Is Veterans Day

If you think some phony-baloney holiday is enough thanks, you are dead wrong. Thank them personally for their service, pick up their lunch tab, or otherwise make their day a little brighter.

They fight for us. We should return the favor.

10 thoughts on “Today Is Veterans Day

  1. Jim Scrummy

    My way of thanking…I give my next door neighbor, who is a retired 0-5 Marine, a six-pack of his favorite beer. And say thanks, always say thank you. Of course I have yet to meet a Marine who will turn down a free beer. Since they were started in a bar, kind of second nature for them to have a beer in one hand. God Bless Them (all Vets).

    The other way of thanking we can all do is kick in a few bucks to whatever veteran charity organization you choose. I usually kick in a few times a year to Soldier’s Angels. Have had a few friends down range over the last year, and I sent them care packages. All great guys!

  2. Bob G.

    Wyatt:
    I’m of the “why just ONE day a year…don’t we have 364 OTHER days just as good to thank the vets?”

    Wifey and I always give to vet organizations…not blowing our horn, just OUR way of thanking them ALL year long.

    They do what HAS to be done so that others can do as they wish in freedom.

    Good post.

    Roll safe out there.

  3. loaded dice in vegas

    Lest We Forget

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    1. L Frame S&W

      LDIV,
      Agreed, 11/11 is not Veteran’s day, it’s Armistice day.
      I still have to explain it’s significance to the vets I work with.

      1. loaded dice in vegas

        I have no idea why I didn’t thank LFSW but it’s been a very trying month……..

        And Rick, thank you too…………

        God Bless Absent Comrades……

  4. realwest

    This is a great thread Wyatt and, as a Vietnam Vet, I thank you for posting this.

    But when someone thanks me for my service (rare cause of Vietnam) I really don’t know how to respond (other than drinking the beer, I mean!).
    You’re Welcome seems, I dunno, kinda lame.
    But it was my privilege and honor to serve.
    Thanks again Wyatt and to all the commenters out here.

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