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Thank you, Veterans!

Today we give thanks to all of the men and women who so bravely served this country, we love and call home. We especially want to thank all of the contributors and members here on WatchBlog who have served for the grand ol’ USA.

Sometimes it’s easy to be critical in the current events and happenings (as we can see here in debate), but when you look or experience anything outside of the USA, you feel overwhelming gratitude to call this home. We are surrounded by American heroes of the past and of the present. How humble and grateful these men and women make us feel to live in this magnificent homeland.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Posted by liz at November 11, 2015 1:42 PM
Comment #400445

Thanks liz. I am struck by how many commenters here have served our country. Veterans make up a small percentage of American citizens and yet here we have a much larger percentage of commenters that are veterans. Once you put your life and existence up for something it would seem that it can cause one to have more of an interest in the outcome for that something. Makes me sometimes wonder about the efficacy of conscription or at least some type of mandatory service to our country? Thanks to all who have served and continue to serve!

Posted by: Speak4all at November 11, 2015 2:14 PM
Comment #400450

Thank you Liz.

Posted by: kctim at November 11, 2015 3:20 PM
Comment #400452

As a veteran I am proud to have served my country and hail all those who have.

We must do more for our veterans needing medical care. We must do more for those currently serving in our armed forces.

Our freedom and liberty has come at great cost and must never be taken for granted.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 11, 2015 3:57 PM
Comment #400454

Thanks Liz. I enlisted at a time when many were running for Canada. In fact, I have two uncles, the same age as me, who ran for the border. It’s still a controversial subject to this day. I was just a young guy who wanted to enlist. My dad was in the Navy in WWII, and my grandfather served in submarines in WWI. I look back and have a feeling of complete satisfaction that I served. I personally believe Israel has it right when they require all young people to serve. Military service changes a person, whether conservative or liberal; it gives you a sense of actually having a dog in the fight.

Posted by: Blaine at November 11, 2015 4:43 PM
Comment #400455

Thank You Liz USN 64-79.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at November 11, 2015 5:05 PM
Comment #400476

I am forever indebted to the sacrifices of others.

Posted by: Warren Porter at November 11, 2015 10:06 PM
Comment #400493

WP, thanks. Yesterday someone told me “Happy Veterans Day”. I told them every day is a happy day for a Veteran, they asked me somewhat incredulously “and why’s that”?. I told them it’s because I made it back and in good health. Most of us veterans know people who did not make it back and paid the ultimate price and still many more who made it back with scars and impairments they will deal with for the rest of their lives. Indeed we all are forever indebted for those sacrifices.

Posted by: Speak4all at November 12, 2015 11:42 AM
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