Monday, November 12, 2007


Happy Veteran's Day, Dad.

Veteran's Day began its history as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of The Great War, the War To End All Wars, World War I. Over the years, it became a day to remember the country's valiant dead and the military men who survived the nation's martial struggles.

I want Veteran's Day turned back into Armistice Day.

Not that we shouldn't honor our countrymen who turned to military service and who defended our nation. We should do that every day, something that this administration in particular has fallen asleep at the switch about.

We should provide the health care, the psychological care, all of the assistance that these obvious patriots contracted for when they enlisted in the military. We should help them assimilate into civilian life and make sure that they have job skills after they leave the military so that they don't become part of the nation's homeless.

But the day? Let's go back to Armistice Day. Veteran's Day puts the focus on war.

Armistice Day is a celebration of peace.


Blogger Mary K. Goddard said...

Right on!

7:34 AM  

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