David Dean

Veterans Day is meaningless, and is not related to veterans. Parades and politicians obviating are the main fare. Of course the ubiquitous sales. Once the day is over veterans are forgotten for the next 364 days. We still have to wait for years for our DVA claim to be processed, and then re-processed. For federal jobs, the frustrations and the fighting specials interests for jobs attempting to prevent us from being hired are still there. Veterans Day is purely that which is left by the male of the bovine species as he tiptoes through meadow. The only way veterans preference to be enforced is through MSPB and the Court of Appeals for the Federal circuit. General George S. Patton’s prescription for winning was, “Twist their noses and run around and kick them in the butt.”

It works.