What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?
All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.
I second that. I also thank those who are serving now and who will serve in the future.
"Enjoy this Reds fans, you are watching a legend grow up before your very eyes" ... DoogMinAmo on Adam Dunn
I give a Thank you to my fellow Vets. I also say you are welcome to the posters that sent their thanks.
Yes, thank you.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
Absolutely! We never can forget.
Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
I spent some time yesterday watching "Band of Brothers" on the History Channel and I couldn't help but think about my grandfather. He was in the 796th AAA, part of the 10th Armored Division and occassionaly fighting along side or attached to the 101st Airborne. So he saw fighting in Bastogne and some of the other places depicted in the film and was right there in Berchtesgaden at the end. I spent many evenings sitting with him at the kitchen table, talking about his experiences. He never once talked of heroism or bravery. He didn't know anyone who was over there to fight or bring home glory. It was all about duty and having a job that needed to be done. Talking to others in my family who served, they to speak not of glory or support for some geopolitical goal, but of duty and service to others. I have a lot of respect for that.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
Yachtzee - your grandfather has our thanks.
As a history buff, I have always had a lot of respect for all veterans. But when I watched Band Of Brothers, the respect turned to awe. Those ordinary men did some extraordinary things and saw it as their duty.
I also give my thanks.
I could never do what you do, and I really respect you for it.
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I consider anyone who ever served this country a hero. We should always keep our soldiers who are in harms way in our thoughts and prayers and never forget those who served before them.
Isn't it sad, in a way, that a lot of us only recognize the contributions of these brave men and women 1 day a year. Kind of the like the recognition received by emergency personel after 9/11. While it was great that they were recognized, it certainly doesn't seem like enough. Ever since that date I vowed that my children would be raised to appreciate the bravery and sacrifice of those people who often place themselves in harm's way for our safety and freedom
More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.