Monday, November 12, 2012

Rough Men and Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day.

No matter where you stand on foreign policy or military issues one thing is certain, for all of us who did not serve in the military, we owe so much to the people who have for over 200 years that we can never pay it back.

In 1945, George Orwell wrote, "We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us." 

While women are now on the front lines keeping us safe the issue is the same: Without the people who are willing to serve, in and out of uniform, in readily-recognizable military situations and in the shadowy world in which many of our enemies move, we would not be safe.

This past weekend I was fortunate to spend some time with two good friends who have military backgrounds; one in the air, the other on the ground. One still serves. I'm honored just to be in their presence.

All we can do is say, "Thank You," and support veterans during and after their service.

Thank you.

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