Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saluting our finest

A rereading of General Washington's farewell address to the Army seems appropriate. A sample:
It is universally acknowledged that the enlarged prospect of happiness, opened by the confirmation of our Independence and Sovereignty, almost exceeds the power of description. And shall not the brave Men who have contributed so essentially to these inestimable acquisitions, retiring victorious from the Field of War, to the Field of Agriculture, participate in all the blessings which have been obtained? In such a Republic, who will exclude them from the rights of Citizens and the fruits of their labours?


Yojimbo said...

Bless you one and all, especially those who have to serve the next four years under this.....well, you know.

Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth. A symbolic red poppy to all, especially the crazy canucks who post here on a regular basis.

Mojo said...

Did you by chance ever read Chamberlin's "The Passing of the Armies"?

rinardman said...

A day to remember our past heroes, and pray this country isn't losing it's fighting spirit. I don't want to die in "just another country", that I'm no longer proud of!

RebeccaH said...

Happy Veterans Day to vets and their families. And thank you.

Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said....A heart felt salute to all those who gave us this great country, to those who have ensured our liberty, and to those who proudly serve today, and to those whose loved ones gave all. This sentiment extends to those who fought alongside us.

My family is a long line of warriors going back to the Revolution. There is my Dad (23 years: Navy), Mom was WAC (Womens Army Corps), uncles in Army Air Corps, brother-in-law was career Army. I followed Mom as a WAC. I was in one of the last classes before integration.

Happy Veterans Day!