What did you do on Veterans Day, today?
Did you go about your normal daily routine? Or did you stop, to buy a Veteran a cup of coffee? Did you stop and think, and honor any of the men and women in our nations military, no matter what branch?
If not , shame on you.
Did you stop and consider those who died in the war between the states? How about our Confederate Veterans? Do you stand and put your hand over your heart and honor our Southern Heritage, when the Dixie National Anthem is played, like you do when the Star Spangled Banner is sounded?
Do you know that the melody called TAPS, that’s played at all military graves and burials was created or written, by a Confederate Soldier? Do you realize that Arlington National cemetery was the front lawn of Robert E Lee’s homestead? If not perhaps you should.
Aside from that honoring our military is very simple and might cost you $10.00, by buying a Vet a meal, a cup of java, or even a brew.
All too many want to make political points, or make money of our military people and military celebrations, yet a slap on the back and a thank you , goes a long while.
None of us who have served including myself don’t do it for grandeur or praise , we do it because our nation needed us and still does.
The average citizen, seldom sees the carnage, has skin peel off your feet after wearing all too soggy boots and socks, in some rainy jungle under fire, eating C rations for weeks at a time, seeing dead in all too many places yet, for those of us who have it’d be nice of those at home to try and understand, and be patient and considerate, with us bearing conditions like PTSD or Polar Disorder, but if the average citizen experienced what we have and did, they might.
Sure my service was spent strapped inside of an AV-8 Harrier then later a Cobra, but still I saw all too much to forget. Then returning to my home, seeing my homestead gone, sold by those all too eager to get their pockets full, seeing the house I was born in bulldozed, and outside of two or three people Ricky and Ron, but the rest of the things I held in my heart and head that helped me in those dire hours on base, and seeing friends injured and dead, now just gone. If that happened to you, you might come away with a different point of view.
That’s why I’m so thankful for friends like Charlie and Jered at A1 Towing in Twin Falls. True Charlie did take away my Mustang, last year , but hey its business. But dig this Charlie rented me a house, and will be taking care of my finances as I struggle to rebuild both Hazzard County Choppers, and Dixie Toewing. And yes as soon as possible and space can be found, AyreWolf Aviation, but here’s the clincher. If more people were like Charlie and crew, more Veterans that come home, might not feel so ostracized.
So I ask you, what did you on Veterans Day Today? If you did nothing for a Veteran , SHAME ON YOU !!! , if you did honor a Vet, thank you.
Keep it wings level,
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