Veterans Day

This year Veterans Day shares the week with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a moment that started the end of the Cold War. It was a moment that many of us didn’t see at the time for what it was, our victory over the Evil Empire. We had won.

But yet there was no peace. In truth there never has been. There is always an enemy, whether the one you are directly engaging, or the one lurking over the horizon waiting to destroy you, mankind has never known peace.

So there has always been a need for those who will step up and face the wolf, in the vain hope that when they are done there will be no more, but knowing that there will be another.

So on this Veterans Day I wish to thank all of my fellow vets who stepped up and faced the wolf, and pray that one day there will no longer be a need for men like us.

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Naviguesser
Naviguesser
November 11, 2014 20:25

Yuuut.

No further commentary forthcoming or necessary.

November 11, 2014 20:46

What was that prayer?

“Lord, if there must be trouble, let it come in my day, so that my children can know peace.”

Not there yet.

irish19
irish19
November 11, 2014 22:38

Well said! Thank you and your fellow vets for your service and sacrifice. :em01:

Emperor Misha I
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Emperor Misha I
November 11, 2014 23:34

Truer words were never spoken, brother. War is the natural state of mankind, and we shall never want for enemies. And he who beats his sword into a plowshare will soon find himself plowing the lands belonging to he who did not. It is said that only in our willingness and readiness to fight a war can we find hope… Read more »

LC R6
LC R6
November 12, 2014 03:55

Well and truly spoken Crunch. Their willingness to keep up the fight fills my heart with comfort and hope for future generations, even as I am shamed for having ever worried that it might not be the case. I think it not shameful to worry that the willing be thwarted in their efforts to keep up the fight by those… Read more »

VAconservative
VAconservative
November 12, 2014 07:40

As the Tax girl pointed (with two brothers in the military, one passing the 20 year mark this week) she knows whereof she speaks: It’s easy to think that one knows what being in the military is really like. The media makes it feel like it’s all about the scary stuff: land mines, gunfire and enemy combatants. Everyone that has… Read more »

FrankOK
FrankOK
November 12, 2014 11:26

As pointed out by our dear Emperor, war is the natural state of mankind due in part to the jealousy of those who would control all aspects of others’ lives – think Europe, its plethora of fiefdoms, and the damnable UN. An unfortunate fact is the action necessary to set us on the right path is rather unpalatable to the… Read more »

Radical Redneck
Radical Redneck
November 12, 2014 12:07

Look at the impression our Stupidly dressed president looked when he met (Or as they say “Strolled up to meet”) the Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

It’s safe to say that D-oh, the Heaven’s Gate cult leader made it to the spaceship and, to our dismay, is now back.

D-oh then…

D-oh now…. :em06:

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
November 12, 2014 14:03

Radical Redneck says: Look at the impression our Stupidly dressed president looked when he met (Or as they say “Strolled up to meet”) the Chinese leader Xi Jinping. It’s safe to say that D-oh, the Heaven’s Gate cult leader made it to the spaceship and, to our dismay, is now back. D-oh then… D-oh now…. that expression says it all,… Read more »

L.C. Mope
L.C. Mope
November 12, 2014 16:04

You know what they say: “when you look around the high-stakes poker table and can’t find the Rube, you’re it.”

Oh well. There is always an open seat at the “self-help group”. As long as you bring your lunch money.

ebrown2
ebrown2
November 16, 2014 16:51