Veteran’s Day 2010

From U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

While War Through the Generations has focused on the Vietnam War this year, we’d like to take time out to call attention to the sacrifices all of our nation’s veterans, from those who fought in WWII and Korea to those in Iraq and Afghanistan, have made.

While individually, we may or may not agree with wars and why they are fought, those who volunteer to serve in the army, air force, marines, and navy deserve utmost respect and our thanks.  In many cases, these soldiers and veterans may have disagreed with the politics or strategies of the wars in which they fought, but they remembered their duty to the nation and fought with all they had.  Physical and mental wars continue as warfare still exists no matter the war.

Please take the time to check out this video from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the hidden heroes in many of the programs supporting our veterans:

We want to thank all of you for your service.  Please feel free to leave your thoughts on the veterans that have touched your lives in the comments.

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Also, please check out this heart-warming story about communities finally welcoming Vietnam Veterans home from the New York Times. Additionally, the Daily Commercial had a unique story about how Iraq War veterans are received versus how Vietnam War veterans were received when they came home.

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3 Comments

  1. What a great video in honor of our vets. I agree..everyday should be Veteran’s day.

    I posted a photo of my great-Uncle and my Grandpa on my blog today, they both served in WWII.
    http://notenoughbooks.blogspot.com/2010/11/have-you-thanks-veteran-today.html

    (I also emailed my Grandpa and thanked him for his service today).

  2. I was glad to see that communities are beginning to honor their Vietnam vets…better late than never. Thanks to your great-uncle and grandpa for their service in WWII…my grandfather was in the U.S. Army Air Corps. during that time.

  3. My daughter’s school is holding a welcome home event at the airport soon. They will hold up signs welcoming home the troops and offering them gift bags. Unfortunately, we don’t get out of work in time to participate, but I was happy to see that they are holding such an event. We need to do more to thank the men and women who have served or are serving our country!


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