Tomorrow is veterans Day. It really means a great deal to veterans just to have a person thank them for their service. As an airline pilot, we were able to really make a difference, such as giving a random (usually the youngest) veterans going through airports either our free meal passes or upgrades. It does not need to be much just saying 'I like your hat' when you see a World War 2 hat etc.
IN ADDITION TO DAVE'S COMMENTS ABOVE, I'D LIKE TO RECOMMEND A MOVIE TO EVERYONE. "TAKING CHANCE" IS WELL WORTH WATCHING AND I CHALLENGE ANYONE WHO VALUES OUR VETERANS TO WATCH THIS MOVIE AND NOT GET TEARY-EYED. KEVIN BACON IS IN IT.
I'll start today at work.
Some times you still have thing to remember with.
THANKS TO ALL VETS WORLD WIDE>
From one vet to all of you out there - THANK YOU.
I was what some of my fellow vets refer to as a peace-time punk. Served during most of the 1980s with the latter half spent along the Berlin wall and at Fulda Gap in West Germany.
My grandfather - now there's a real hero - in my eyes, at least. He was an lineman in the infantry during WWII and was surrounded at the infamous siege near Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge).
At 96 years old, he remains my personal hero. I call and visit him throughout the year to remind him of that....
That guy has more practical talent in his little finger than two dozen people I know from my generation put together.
I could go on all day...grin...
I have been thanking Vets for several years now when I find out they are Vets.
It does not have to be Veteran's Day to thank a Vet.
I myself am a Vet.
When I meet soldiers, marines, airmen etc. on the street I just say, Thanks", they know why you say it.
This is the holiday I love to "hate." All the banksters, students and others on government pay get a holiday, while we vets in the private sector go to work as usual. We didn't even get the day off when we were in the military.
How about making Veterans' Day a holiday only for veterans?
I'm working today, because I have work - day labor upgrading avionics in a 747.
Parade in Richmond Indiana...Jay got the ambulance out and I road along. We never seen so many smiles.
Thank you to all the Veterans!!