Sorry that I did not post a Happy Veterans' day message yesterday, but I did not post at all yesterday despite a post below showing that I did. What happened was I started to write up q blog yesterday, and received a call from my sister that my mom was very ill. So I stopped writing, saved that blog as a draft, and went to visit my mom. When I finished that blog today it posted with yesterday's date making it look as if I had finished it yesterday and posted it then when in fact I only finished it this morning. So I did not have time yesterday to post a Veterans' Day post either.
Let me just say that I am very grateful to our veterans for their service. I was never in the military, the Vietnam War just about over when I became old enough. Had it come to it, I would have enlisted if needed, but it was all but over by the time I hit 18, so I went to college and majored in Police Science. Now I have some regrets never having enlisted, though I do not regret having been in civil service as a federal law enforcement officer/agent for the past 27 years. I served in another way, but certainly not one anywhere as critical as they who serve our nation now in time of war.
You folks who are out there on the front lines, anywhere in harm's way, anywhere in the military for that matter, are truly wonderful Americans - especially in light of the fact that you joined voluntarily. The same goes for all who have served whether in wartime or not, whether you joined or were drafted; if you did your job well, you did America a great service. You are all great Americans. Please do your best to stay safe, come home alive and well, keep the faith, and know that we support you.
All the best,
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