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My thoughts on Veterans Day...

I think Veterans Day is a needed and excellent mark on the calendar of our great country.

It's a great solution to the fact that our busy lives make it very easy to not take the time to remember folks who have sacrificed, all the way up to and including the ultimate sacrifice, so we can do all the mostly trivial things that consume our time.

As I wandered the internet yesterday it was great to see 'Happy Veterans Day" as a trending topic on twitter... its was great to see all the Facebook posts thanking Veterans. I read several great news columns and blog posts... it was good day for America.

But one thing irked me a bit...

I think there's one group of folks out there that, in an attempt to seem intellectual or holier than the rest of us, really put a damper on Veterans Day thoughts, posts and activities.

I started to come across a lot of "It's a shame we only recognize our Veterans on this day" themed posts.

I saw a blog post that can be paraphrased as "the NFL Veteran's Day celebration was only 38 seconds long??, yeah the NFL doesn't really care about Vets" --- I saw tweets to the effect of "you people sicken me for only caring about Vets one day of the year"

It's not the people who speak out against our Military all year round that do the most damage... it's the people that on their special day try to shame folks, and in turn it into " I am better than you cause I care all year round."

Why not just celebrate the day.... I did.

Thanks to everyone out there that ever left their families and did a shitty job for crap pay so I could type on this website and say whatever I want.


I love the discussion in the comments.. so... GO FOR IT!

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