Today, Take The Time To Thank A Veteran! They Are Why You Are Free!


Today is 11-11-11 and while that number won’t occur for another 100 years today is more special because we honor our veterans.  Happy veterans day!  From our surviving veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and our current serving countrymen, as well as every member of our arms services who have served in times of peace or war, we here at THANK YOU!

I have been blessed in my life to have grown up in a military family.  My father served in the U.S. Coast Guard, my brother and sister in the Army, two of my brothers currently serve as well.  If that is not enough, I live only miles from Ft. Bragg in North Carolina, the home of the 82nd Airborne.  Daily I am fortunate to live among our serving men and women.  It’s a terrific honor.

This year, the nation seems to be honoring our Vietnam Veterans with special honors around the country.  At my sons elementary school the marquee reads “Welcome home Vietnam Veterans”.  On History channel they are playing the very well made documentary “Vietnam – HD”.  A must watch.  It is a reminder of the travesty those men, and women, suffered upon their return home where they were treated as bad as they were in Vietnam.

Here on our site we are afforded a great opportunity to reach overseas to our serving American soldiers who look to us to provide some normalcy to their lives, a taste of the trivial things we here at home often take for granted.  Simple games of sport.  We have several readers who frequent our forum and live game chats and I wan’t to personally thank them for being a part of this site and hope that we, through this site, make them feel closer to home.

I also want to thank and congratulate ArmyRN who after a year long overseas middle-east tour of duty is SAFELY back home in his hometown of Cleveland, Oh.  Arriving home only a short few weeks ago.  RN has been an integral part of this site’s forum and rarely missed a broadcast while he was oversees.  The power of the internet.  It’s because of dedicated soldiers like him that this nation is protected so well.  Their sacrifices and especially the sacrifices of their families at home should never be taken for granted.

Today, when you see a soldier or a veteran take two seconds and extend your hand to say thank you!  You are free because they serve.  Thank you veterans!