I know this isn't football related, but I wanted to put it out to everyone who comes on to ES....
If you are a fellow Veteran, I stand up and salute you. The sacrifices made by all servicemen and women will never be forgotten. We may come home to protests, to anti-military parades, to neighbors who turn their backs on us because of the uniform we where, but there is one thing to remember.....
When you see that small child, in his/her parents arm, holding the American Flag, all of your sacrifices have been justified. We may not always agree with the decisions of our government, but we will always agree that supporting the freedoms of our Great Nation is a far more important task then we could have ever dreamed of.
Veterans Day is the official day set aside by our government to thank veterans past and present for their sacrifices. This is a task that we all, as Americans, should do each and every day. For those who never served in the Military, you (at no fault of your own) can never comprehend the pride that one has each and every time they put on their military uniform. If you do not take the time out of your daily life each day to thank a veteran, please do so today.
"America, the land of the Free, ONLY as long as it remains the home of the BRAVE!"
Thank you all my fellow veterans
US Navy Cryptologist
Discharged April 2008