For me Veteran’s Day is a time of remembrance.
Regardless of my thoughts about military spending, mismanagement of authority, and the military interaction of various countries, I like to honor the men and women who feel compelled to step up for what they believe and represent.
That takes resolve and integrity.
I respect that and them – regardless of who they are and which side they’re on, because no one believes they’re the bad guys, fighting for the wrong side.
It’s the fallen soldiers I think about the most, the countless millions accrued over the millennia. The collective loss of humanity is overwhelming. We’ll never know what orators, musicians, writers, mothers and fathers, inventors, or geniuses we’ve lost.
I celebrate the living and I mourn the dead. All of them.
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