Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just Take A Single Minute

...Stop, if you can, at the eleventh hour of this eleventh day of the eleventh month to remember the great effort and terrible sacrifice made by our veterans to ensure a future for the likes of you and me.  Without these brave men and women -- not just the ones who made headlines but every one of them who did their duty, unremarked, often in harsh conditions, for low pay and less glory -- we would not be where we find ourselves today.

     Armistice Day -- Veteran's Day, it is called now, the better to remember them all -- is a working holiday for many of us.  But take that minute, spare a glance as the parade goes by and think of the people who aren't there; remember the spirit of the day and the efforts of all who serve.

3 comments:

Crucis said...

I heard on the local radio this morning that Missouri state and local offices are closed today. For some reason, I don't remember this happening before although I don't doubt that it has.

I'm an Air Force vet, and like many other vets, I'm at work today.

Old Grouch said...

@crucis

That seems backward, dunnit.
IMO, veterans ought to get the day off (with pay), and the rest of us should be at work.

And thank you for your service.


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J.R.Shirley said...

My war was nasty and brutish, but thankfully short. Their war was hell.