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Veterans Day 2014

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“Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.”

Mark Twain

 

Veterans Day

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The Soldier’s Christmas Poem

Thank you to Poet Creations for this.

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Veterans’ Day

Today is Veterans’ Day here in the United States, and I want to acknowledge all our military personnel – past and present – as well as the military personnel of other nations.  They often do the dirty work of the political elite who sit up high on their marble thrones and cry freedom and patriotism.  In the aftermath of this year’s vicious presidential elections, we need to realize true freedom is often written in blood.

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Quote of the Day

“It’s pretty cool to see our country doing things like this.” 

– Army Sgt. Shawn Hudson, upon returning to Fort Bragg via Dallas / Ft. Worth International Airport

After 8 years, the “Welcome Home a Hero” program ended last week, as the last troops returning from Iraq passed through DFW.  During that time, some 10,000 volunteers greeted thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guardsmen.  Many of the volunteers were military veterans, including Vietnam combatants who never received such a greeting.

Tom Downey, 71, who volunteers with the organization 'Welcome Home a Hero' greets a soldier with a rose on March 14, 2012 at the at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

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