Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day!

Sooo I'd just like to make a post dedicated to all of the Veteran's out there that put their lives on the line for us.

I, like many other families in this country, have an uncle in the war. I can remember watching the news and seeing everything going on overseas the past few years and just praying that he wasn't hurt or killed in the hundreds of bombings and attacks. Everyday I knew he was out there in danger while his family was here in America just hoping that one day he would return home. But unfortunately, like many people know, nothing was ever for certain. One day he could be fine and the next he could be gone. But he was there for a reason. He was putting his life on the line for us. For this great country.

Today, most American's take it for granted that we have the freedom to go to school and work and speak our minds. I personally appreciate the freedom of speech because that gives me the right to share my thoughts and opinions on this blog without being charged with treason or whatnot. I think we tend to forget that freedom comes with a price tag. We don't just get it. A lot of people had to die for it and some still are. Today of all days, we remember them.

Everyday soldiers are out in Afganistan, Iraq, Iran, and wherever else, fighting for this great country and for what we stand for. We honor you.

Veteran's from WW1, Vietnam, WW2, ect, all put their lives on the line, their safety in jeopardy for us to be free and safe. Without them, this country would be nothing like it is. We are so fortunate and I hope that on today at least, we can all take a chance to pray for those we've lost and the ones who are fighting now and even the ones that will fight for us and their families that have to also pay a price. These people spend months or years away from their homes and families to make sure that we can have a home and family. It's not fair but someone has to do it and I think that we all need to realize it.

More and more people are choosing to go into the armed forces after high school and I feel like we should respect those people as well. They know what they are going into. They know the risks. Yet they are still willing to serve for us. We respect you.

Thank God for all the Veterans from the past, present, and future. Today we honor you and keep you in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. If you see a Veteran or know of one, thank them.

Thank you.

Side note: <start rant>
To you unappreciative, spoiled brats who couldn't even be bothered to stay awake through the assembly yesterday, you disgust me. Seriously. How hard is it to pay attention for an hour. These people spend MONTHS even YEARS, fighting for your sorry butts and you can't even have the decency to honor them. I think it's so rude and wrong. You should be shipped to Iraq so you can understand what they are going through and maybe you'll start to show a little appreciation and gratitude. <end rant>

Check out these songs too!

Citizen Solider
Far Away
Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue
I'm Already There

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