When I hear someone mention Veteran's Day, November 11, 1918 comes to mind quickly, followed in a micro-second by thoughts of Vietnam and the United States Army. Then West Point and the Hudson River Valley looking up the river from Trophy Point-Beauty, Peace, Order.
Duty, Honor, Country.
The Wall. Twenty names engraved in it from the West Point Class of 1968. Taps.
The Flag of the United States of America. The National Anthem. "The land of the free and the home of the brave". America.
Serenity. Reconciliation. Somber moments honoring those who lost their lives in service to this great nation and those who still serve and protect us.
We served as ordered. We did our jobs. We grew. Thank You, America, for being the best nation in which to be a military veteran. We've learned together- since Vietnam when you were confused about who should answer and who should honor those who served in the "wrong" war.
America. America. God shed his grace on thee.
Thanks to all you military veterans who served and all you folks who continue to serve and protect us.