Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Happy Veterans Day
Not to be confused with Memorial Day when we honor our war dead, Veterans Day is set aside to honor all those who have served our country in the military. At Overton Park here in Memphis we have a place called Veterans Plaza, where there are statues commemorating service in various wars. The picture above was taken at Overton Park earlier in the year.
I admit I'm not a fan of folks with guns, whether sponsored by the military or not; and I'm opposed to what I see as the glorification of war in our current culture. Today, though, I lift a glass in memory of Daddy, who did what he had to do during World War 2 and then never much wanted to talk about it afterwards.
Here's to American valor. May no war require it, but may it ever be ready for every foe.
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