Monday, November 11, 2013
Remember: Veterans Day, November 11, 2013
It's Veterans Day. You get a break from work, maybe a break from school, and lots of sales to shop at. Just remember that this is what veterans saw on D-Day, June 6, 1944, on the beaches at Normandy.
Thanks to our government, this is what the few remaining veterans of D-Day, most in wheelchairs, saw at the World War II Memorial in Washington DC last month.
Wait, you ask, if the park was shut down, how did they get in? Gee, do you really think after surviving D-Day they would let a barricade stop them? They didn't. But, you ask, how could the government be so stupid as to shut down something like a memorial to war veterans? Easy. Only 89 of 435 House members have served either on active duty or in the reserves. In the 100-member Senate, only 19 are veterans.
I served in Vietnam. I came home.
Barry Brown didn't come home.
James Clifford McKittrick is still MIA.
Part of John Jones came home.
Please remember that there are still men and women serving in the armed forces. I hope they come hope so you can honor them on Veterans Day.