Veteran's Day

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I'm a veteran. I enjoy recognizing my fellow veterans on this day, and I appreciate the fact that Americans now see the profession of arms as an honorable one.

But we don't do it alone.

From Rosie the Riveter to the American Red Cross, we have help, and lots of it.

So for all of us:

"Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause - honor to him, only than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle."

President Abraham Lincoln, December 2, 1863

2 comments:

vince said...

I've never seen that quote, but very appropriate, not just because of the people who help, but also the families who support their family members, and often sacrifice in many ways for that support.

Janiece Murphy said...

Vince, that's why I like it, too.

In some ways, it's harder to be the person who stays home.