As G.I. Joe fans, I’d hope many of us would be a bit more acutely aware of the importance and significance of celebrating those folks who volunteer to put their lives on the line for the safety of us and our country.
In reality, we’d celebrate their service more than one day per year, but on this day especially, let’s take a moment to think of our Veterans and show some appreciation for what they do.
It seems like we shouldn’t need a reason to remember those brave men and women who have fought for our country, but please take a moment today to pay your respects and remember those same people. Being in the G.I. Joe community we are all especially aware of the sacrifices made to protect our freedom. Let’s not forget.
I’d like to just take a moment to say thanks to all the men and women out there defending our country. I’m sure a few words on a digital screen are nearly meaningless compared to what you have dealt with and do deal with on a daily basis, but I extend my most heartfelt thank you for serving this fine country and for making the sacrifices that allow me to talk about toy action figures whenever and however I choose to.
Stay safe, and thank you.
Whether spending the actual Veterans Day remembering yesterday, or whether you’re taking a day today to think about the men and women who have served our country, the important thing is that you take a moment to remember folks who have given their time and their lives to defend our country and preserve our freedom.
Less than a week after an election that has elicited such an antagonistic response throughout the United States, hopefully any anger or conflict has been replaced, if temporarily, with remembrance for the most important part of that day. The fact that we, as a democracy, are permitted to make our voices heard, no matter what that voice might say is a true credit to the men and women who have fought (and died) to give us that voice.
To all those who serve and who has served… a sincere thank you.
As we run down 2011 and make our way head-first into 2012 and what is likely to be a dirty-fighting, mud-slinging, exhausting political campaign year it’s important to step back and reflect on what (and who) really made this country what it is today.
Without our veterans, there would be no republicans or democrats. Without our veterans, there would be no 1%, and there would be no 99%. There would be no liberals, no conservatives, no independents, no right-wingers, left-wingers, or in-betweeners. There would be no us.
When politics comes into play it’s easy to take sides and to turn against your closest friend just because they have the nerve to disagree with you, but it’s important to remember that without veterans, none of it would be possible. Hopefully on this day we can step back from an “us” vs. “them” mentality and all remember together who the truly important people in this country are and how much we owe to them.
One day is not enough, but at this point it is what we have, so let’s use it wisely.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with the history of Veterans Day or what its true meaning is, I strongly encourage you to check out this link. It’s a great look into the rich history of our great nation.