What is Veteran's Day. It is a day we should give thanks to the brave men and women who served and serve our country in the time of war. It is because of them that our family can sleep at night in freedom.
People I think of on this day are my father, who served in the Korean Fiasco. His plane was shot down over what is now North Korea and out of thirteen people was the only one to make it out alive. I think about my wife, who served during the First Gulf War supplying ships on their way to the Arabian Peninsula. I also think about people I really do not know all that well. The mailman at our post office, who got back from Iraq two years ago. I can remember when he was away all the pictures of him that they had on the walls of the post office. Just two years ago it seemed that we Americans were more supportive of our troops. Allot of mailmen and mail women are veterans. They have Veteran's Day off. If you see them at the post office or delivering your mail just say, thank you.
I also would like to thank all the families thatave up their sons or daughters so that we can be free. The soldiers killed at Fort Hood last week should have considered Veteran's. They were killed by an enemy, not foreign but domestic, of which they swore and oath to defend our constitution against. I hope the public does not buy into this being a stress related office shooting. That is a bunch of baloney. Those Vets and their families deserve the same recognition as a soldier who died in combat overseas.
It is because of our brave veterans that served our country that we still have the freedom of religion, speech, right to bear arms, and every other freedom that our constitution gives us. Thank you for serving my country.