Better Late Than Never…..

Posted by on November 12, 2008

Having a Bad Day? Source: LOC, Prints & Photographs Division Image

(Source: LOC, Prints & Photographs Division)

Hi folks,

I blew it…completely crashed it!  What I’m saying is that I missed my post yesterday, for Veterans Day!  So to all my fellow veterans, I completely apologize…and hat’s off to you guys and gals that sacrificed for our country…and for those who didn’t make it back.

Established in the wake of World War I as Armistice Day, this was changed in the mid-fifties to include all veterans, a resolution signed by Eisenhower into law. (Source: Wikipedia)

What follows are some pictures of “the folks” as Bill O’Reilly says, of the ordinary soldiers just doing their jobs for our country, for you, for me.  To all the families, your sacrifices will not be forgotten.  To the sons and daughters of our great country, you gave while others didn’t.  May these photos honor you in a small way…..

Have a great day!

(Source: Nara)

(Source: Nara)

(Source: Nara)

(Source: Nara)

(Source: Nara)

“I am an American…In the light of the Liberty torch the atom of dust became a man and the straw in the wind became a woman for the first time.  ‘See,’ said my father, pointing to the flag that fluttered near, ‘that flag of stars and stripes is yours; it is the emblem of the promised land.  It means, my son, the hope of humanity.  Live for it…die for it!’ Under the open sky of my new country I swore to do so; and every drop of blood in me will keep that vow.  I am proud of my future.  I am an American….”

(Source: The Patriotic Anthology, pg. 440)

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