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Veteran’s Day

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.

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  1. I’m new to your blog, so I appreciate this post. I think it’s a good one, and it never hurts to have reminders on Veterans Day about the people we are supposed to be remembering, alive and dead.

  2. Most read so many blogs and so many posts, that I would be amazed that people would remember a post from a year ago. This worked then, and it works now!

  3. This is just the kind of post that is worth re-reading. DH and I are off to a luncheon to honor vets in our small community… a nice event.

  4. So I’m way WAY behind in blog reading… What was in that martini? Was it any good?? Here’s something I’ve heard recently, to describe our newest office employee from somebody she worked with in FLA and also to describe another office mate, again from somebody from the south, “prickly northerner”. I’m sure these words would be used to describe my boss and myself. None of us quite gets it, since we all think the other is just great… Hooray about the election! Did you see an email going around titled ‘dear red states’? I got it election eve, and it was one of those things that cracked me up and made me sad at the truth of it at the same time. I have been thinking about Veteran’s day… and my uncle we always called crazy Uncle Herbie. But then again, he was a CB (seebee?) and saw his whole platoon killed on the beach in France, twice. He had this tattoo of a ship on his chest, and he’d make it wiggle… but only for my brothers. He got embarrassed if I caught him showing it off.

  5. Carole,

    Very nice to you to blog about Veteran’s Day and so important
    for us to be reminded about the sacrifices that our service men
    and women have made and are making for us so that we may
    enjoy our wonderful life here at home. It’s too bad the media
    doesn’t make more of this special day with articles and more
    pictures. My dad who is 86 is a World War Two veteran and my
    mother who passed away 12 years ago was a World War Two
    army nurse. Then I came along! Thanks. 😉


  6. I remember this post from last year, but that’s OK. I’m pretty sure homelessness is highly correlated with substance abuse. I wonder what percentage of veterans are substance abusers, and what they’re trying to forget.

    Thinking about this makes me twice as glad I did the Pine Street Inn thing.

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