Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

Monday is Veterans Day in the United States.  It is a day to honor those who served our country. The First World War ended on November 11, at 11:00 a.m., 1918.  So we celebrated Armistice Day on 11/11 of every year.  I think World War One was the most difficult war ever fought by mankind.  After the Second World War we changed the holiday to Veterans Day to honor all veterans.

I think each of us has a moral duty to serve our nation and our communities.  We all derive benefits from our nation and so we should pay back some of that benefit.  We should serve in the armed forces, volunteer as firefighters or police or perform some other public service function that is physically demanding and perhaps even a little bit dangerous.

Not everything that is a bad idea needs to be illegal, and not everything that is a good idea needs to be mandatory.  This nation is at war and I think every young man should be at the recruiting office to volunteer his services to the nation.  If one service turns him down he should try the next and the next.  I think of all the young men in the Occupy Movement and wonder why they were not serving in the military instead of whining that the country they were unwilling to defend was not giving them more money and other services.  I found it disgusting; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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