Here we are again at Veterans Day 2009. I want to extend my best wishes to my fellow Veterans. I am very proud of my twenty years of selfless service, sacrifice and dedication as a soldier. I hope you other Veterans out in cyberspace feel the same way. I only allow myself to feel this way on special occasions such as today because I have very mixed feelings about my service. I was an average soldier, not a hero or a stellar performer; and then again not total dirt bag either. I grew up in the Army, with some successes and some failures but always with unwavering devotion to my calling.