Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day. It is a day when we, as citizens, should think about those that have served their nation knowing fully well that it could cost them their lives.

Let us not delve into the minutia of whether this, or that war was justifiable. This day is not about that.

Let us not get into the politics of a war. The whys and wherefores of war. War has a rather strange habit of arriving at your doorstep whether you invited it in or not.

Let us simply tell every Veteran that you know, or might meet, thank you. Many never heard a welcome home either, so please don’t forget to say that as well.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

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5 Responses to “Veterans Day”

  1. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Related:

    http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-veterans-day

    http://www.military.com/veteransday/History.htm

    http://www.history.army.mil/html/reference/holidays/vetsday/vetshist.html

  2. TexasFred Says:

    Very well done! Kudos..

  3. Chuck Says:

    Thanks Patrick. Well done.

  4. mainenowandthen Says:

    Nice post. Thank you.

  5. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Thanks guys.

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