I was searching the internets for blog content a week or so ago and I read something that said it was okay to recycle blog posts. The point was that many readers come and go and the current readers of a blog might have missed the post. Fair enough. So, I’m trying it because I think last year’s Veteran’s Day post was a good one.
Originally posted November 11, 2007
I did a lot of knitting and spinning yesterday and while I was doing that I thought about Veteran’s Day. I thought about the sacrifices that our veterans and their families make. I thought about how so many of our families are separated right now and how lucky I am that my family is together. I also thought about how unprepared our country is to deal with the rising needs of our veterans. I heard a statistic from a new study that says that 1 in 4 of our country’s homeless are actually veterans. That is wrong on so many levels and, while I don’t have the solution, I’m certainly aware of how desperate the situation is. And with awareness comes change, I hope.
So, allow me to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to our veterans. And to their families. Your sacrifices do not go unappreciated.