Old Glory

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day is fast approaching and I wanted to take my chance to thank our Veterans.  I would like to take it a step further as well by thanking those who are still serving today and our fallen heroes. 
I would encourage you that when you see someone in uniform or you can just tell they are or were in the military to take a moment to say thank or better yet, purchase their meal, coffee, etc. to show how grateful you are for their service.  It will make their day and as an added bonus, it will make you feel good.
I do want to address some idiotic things I've unfortunately either over heard or read lately and this is for those people who say some of the most ignorant things about our military and the war.  One of the comments I've read lately was that our military troops deserve to die.  Really?   That is beyond ignorant to me.  You obviously have no one close to you serving or that has been killed in action, but remember, there are people out there reading your stupid comments that do or have lost a loved one (me for one, lost my only child to war) so imagine how these people feel when seeing your hateful words.  I for one hope you struggle sleeping at night and when you look in the mirror I hope you see as much ugly looking back at you that I feel for you when reading your words.
Yes, I get that they volunteered to join especially during a war, but guess what you idiots that make those idiotic comments, if it weren't for these young men and women volunteering, there would have been a draft and I have to believe many of you saying these things would have been drafted and you would be one of them, but you were forced to go and these young men and women entered on their own free will for whatever their reasons were.
Many of them enlisted after 9/11 to make sure we never had to expeirence that again in our country.  Some (like my son) enlisted because he knew he needed to get on a better path and college wasn't for him so he felt this would give him the skills and experience that would help him get into law enforcement.  Some enlist so they can actually pay for college if they couldn't afford it otherwise, so before you start throwing your hurtful words around stop and think if they hadn't volunteered you might be on the front lines yourself so you above anyone else should be the first to tell them thank you rather than wishing them dead.  I truly hope you lay your head down each night on your pillow and toss and turn all night long until you can see things a bit more clearly and less selfish!  Shame on you that say things like that.  A spouse, parent, family members, and friends can see your words and they are struggling each day to just take a breath and then you go and write something like that.  May God have mercy on your soul and you know who you are!
As for me and my family, we will always thank and appreciate everyone of our military men and women and will always support them in every way possible and our foundation is just a small way for us to do that.
I am proud to say that we have extended our foundation to all branches of the military now.  If anyone out there reading this knows someone who is an active enlisted Marine/Soldier and they need help getting home before and/or after deployment, please send them our way.  We are ready to send another one home so their family and loved ones can spend as much time with them as possible before they leave again.
To all our veterans past, present, and future...  THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!  You will always be appreciated by us and never listen to those idiots out there that just have to have something stupid to say.  It won't take much to be bigger than those people so be the bigger person and never let their ignorance make you feel bad.