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It’s Veterans Day!

By Wyatt Earp | November 11, 2010

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President Woodrow Wilson said this when he proclaimed the first Armistice Day (later, Veterans Day) in 1919:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

Thank you, veterans, for your service. We owe you a debt we can never repay. Of course, it wouldn’t be a post here without some soldier babe-age.

This is Jill Stevens. She was a member of the Utah National Guard and served as a combat medic in Afghanistan in 2004-2005. She was also crowned Miss Utah in 2007.

She can apply pressure to my wounds anytime.

Topics: The Troops | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “It’s Veterans Day!”

  1. soxfan4life Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Hell, I would self inflict some wounds if it meant some attention from her.

  2. Watuschski Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Now that is a soldier babe that I could live with!

  3. Randal Graves Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Do you call it a wound because it’s an “innie”?

  4. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 8:22 am

    * rolls eyes all the way up into my brain *

    A Veteran – whether active duty, retired, National Guard or reserve – is someone who, at one point of their life, signed a blank check made payable to “The United States of America”, for an amount of ‘Up to and including my life’ – Author Unknown

    Happy Veteran’s Day Everyone!

  5. Kim Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Happy Veteran’s Day, folks!

    I am going to spend it with my favorite veteran.

  6. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Thanks to two veterans.

    My dad whom was called up in 1961 when the Berlin Wall went up and wound up as he says “Building Bridges in Kansas” for two years. No dad you didn’t see combat praise God; put you reported to duty to serve our country when everyone thought there was going to another “War to end all Wars”..

    My father-in-law whom served in Vietnam and sloshed his way through rice patties for almost two years through some of the most insane what man does to man brutal warfare. Then got thanked when he came off the plane at O’Hare by getting splashed with coffee in the face in gratitude.

    Thanks both of you and F*** You damn Hippies….

  7. realwest Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Howdy Wyatt, I just wanted to say Thank you for acknowledging Veterans Day – there are many of us who returned home from Vietnam to a less than “warm welcoming” and I’m frankly surprised at the lack of recognition of this day by many “Center-Right” blogs.
    I personally wanted to say Thank You.

  8. Jon Brooks Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Thank you to all the servicemen and women for your service to our great country. God Bless you all: past, present and future.

    Specific thanks to: An ancestor who along with fellow Vermont volunteers got his butt kicked attacking a British fort in Canada (you tried); another ancestor killed by Confederate grapeshot at Antietam; my Uncle Earl who was captured at Bastonge but still made it home; my grandfather (Uncle Earl’s dad) who left a leg in Europe in the War to end all Wars, then blew off the opposite arm in a hunting accident (6 more inches to the left and I wouldn’t have been born to type this); and as importantly all those who are in harms way for all of us now.

  9. Sally Anne Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    My kids have the day off school, but Sgt. Bones is still at work… Heheh.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Sox – And get an “honorable discharge.”

    Watuschskie – She’s yum-tastic.

    Randal – It’s better than bragging that I’m hung like a light switch.

    Mrs. Crankipants – That’s a great quote.

    Kim – Kindly give him my thanks.

    Ferrell – Thanks to both of them for their service.

    Real – Oh, it’s my pleasure. They deserve our thanks – every day.

    Jon – Surviving Bastogne. He must have been one tough bird. Thanks to them all. My great uncle Bill was stationed at Pearl during WWII. Longtime Navy veteran.

    Sally Anne – Thanks to him for his service, and to your for yours.

  11. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    ha! honorable discharge! classic! :-D

  12. Bob G. Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    If that doesn’t want to make any red-blooded male sign “on the dotted line” or at least re-up, then they best check the old pulse…

    Nicely presented.
    Happy Veterans’ Day!

  13. Rick Says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Lets we forget