Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day, November 11, 2013

Today we honor the men and women
who served in the military of our country
Forbes/Mark Hendrickson, 11/10/13.  "Veterans Day:  The unseen scars are often as painful as the ones seen."

.....  "We can show our thanks to our veterans by welcoming them back after their tours of duty, by taking the time to express gratitude for their willingness to risk all and endure traumatic experiences in service to their country, by being ready listeners or giving them space when they don’t feel like talking about what they went through.

To all of you out there who have served: Thank you and God bless. May your Veterans Day bring comfort and peace to you."   Read article.

Related -  CNN/Rachael Rodrigues, 11/8/13,  includes 30 side veteran photographs and comments. "This Veterans Day, CNN would like to honor veterans by giving them a space to share their stories and tell us what it's really like to serve their country.  We invited them to share their answers to one simple question: What one thing do you wish civilians knew about military service? Their responses run the gamut, from "I would do it all over again" to "I came home to a country who didn't really want me back." They reflect 45 years of service, from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq. And they come from a variety of servicemen and servicewomen in four branches of the military, from career soldiers to those who served a couple of years before moving on."

Note:  Photograph from  Savvy Cities San Francisco, 2012.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Hutch said...

Thank you for your service Steve, and all the veterans who served.

Steve Sinai said...

I shined a lot of shoes to keep you people safe!

todd bray said...

Don't forget the patrolling squads guarding poppy production in Afghanistan who are keeping us safe 24-7.

But thanks Steve, my converse tennies needed the shoe shining :)

Tom Clifford said...

Steve, Just being there kept us safe.

From one vet to another Thank You

Kathy Meeh said...

I think Steve was a cop in the Air Force. Shinny shoes would be part of the uniform. But Todd 1256, have you tried washing your dirty old "converse tennies"?

About "guarding poppy production", maybe you will elaborate on your comment. General reference, Wikipedia, "Opium production in Afghanistan."

Anonymous said...


He once told me air force.

Hutch said...

Thank you too Tom. Those must have been tough times.

Steve Sinai said...

"I think Steve was a cop in the Air Force"


Tom Clifford said...

Hutch, Lets just say interesting an leave it at that.