Thank A Vet Today!

Posted: 11/11/2008 in Uncategorized
Well, today is Veterans Day, and a day some would rather look the other way upon in this country, thanks to the anti-war sentiment the left leaning media has tries to lead us into believing I the majority view of this Nation. I tend to look at the act of war in this manner; It takes a fool to encourage a war, but only a moron would run away from war when his own defense requires such action. All wars are stupid, but warfare is a necessary way of life.

But that’s not on the table today. What is on the table is how we remember those who have fought in the defense of this country. Here is the history of Veterans day from Wikipedia;

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 12, 1919. The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting the President issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies. An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday; “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day’.”

In 1953, an Emporia, Kansas shoe store owner named Al King had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who served in World War I. King had been actively involved with the American War Dads during World War II. He began a campaign to turn Armistice Day into “All” Veterans Day. The Emporia Chamber of Commerce took up the cause after determining that 90% of Emporia merchants as well as the Board of Education supported closing their doors on November 11, 1953 to honor veterans. With the help of then-U.S. Rep. Ed Rees, also from Emporia, a bill for the holiday was pushed through Congress. President Dwight Eisenhower signed it into law on May 26, 1954.[3]

Congress amended this act on November 8, 1954, replacing “Armistice” with Veterans, and it has been known as Veterans Day since.

To keep it short and simple, we need to give honor to those who put their lives in the line of danger to keep the rest of us free, and safe. Those of you who choose to have anti-war protests, and stage anti-war rally’s outside of Veteran’s halls and military installations are simply too ignorant for your own good. If you want to protest the act of war, do so outside of your elected representatives offices, or go to Washington and protest. The men and women who are soldiers are soldiers because they felt the call of duty to join the military, and offer themselves as a barrier against incursion and enslavement from foreign interests. As long as we have the strongest military in the world, we will remain the strongest nation in the world.

Please do not try to make these young people feel guilty by protesting them directly. As any good soldier should do, they merely follow the orders they are given, and they follows those orders for your safety and betterment. If it were not for those who serve in our defense, we would cease to be the greatest nation I the world, and litte more than a slave nation to some dictatorial power.

So, today mission? Thank a vet for your freedom, and for giving you the ability to protest in favor of your views, no matter what those views may be.


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