Veterans Day 2008
Some thought provoking quotes for this special day.
The moon gives you light,
And the bugles and the drums give you music, And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, My heart gives you love.
All of us who served in one war or another know very well that all wars are the glory and the agony of the young.
Gerald Rudolph Ford
Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between their native dislike for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there has been a rethinking [and] now we can say to you, and say as a nation, thank you for your courage.
I served in the US Army for twenty years and I am proud to have served and glad to be out. My career was mostly undistinguished but marked by selfless service, dedication, and sacrifice.
I honor the young men and women who serve today, many in harms way and I wish them all God speed home to their family, friends, and life.