sbfriedman Wrote: Today is Veteran's Day, 11/11/13. Humble reminder that this day was initially about commemorating the day of the WWI call for cease fire. It has since been turned into a day to appreciate our troops here at home. I don't have a problem with either one. I believe we should have a day for both, honestly. (We do have Memorial Day as well, to remember our country's fallen troops) But, I would like to remind everyone that Veteran's Day is as much about world peace as it is about the members of our armed forces.
Brief history of Veterans Day:
pr Wrote: So true!
that fact that someone was in the military doesn't automatically make them any better than any other citizen, in fact, a good case can, should and has been made that those who protest the military are far better Americans and citizen than those who supposedly "serve". The truth is most military people only "serve" themselves. They are looking for a free education, can't find a job, trying to escape a dull boring life or maybe are just violent types who enjoy conflict.
of course, most vets are going to think they are better than everyone else, heroes, good citizens, etc because who wants to admit you were used by the government for cannon fodder? No one I know is man enough to admit they were duped!
If you signed up good for you, you did a job and got paid for it, the country owes you nada. If you were drafted, I have a little sympathy for you but only a little.
No one wants to hear the truth about the military but it's time people started thinking for themselfs instead of listening to the crap slogans the military loves to throw out to the naive youth about "needing a few good men" ""become a leader", "serve your country", etc, etc. All smoke and mirrors, nothing more!
It is easy to see the difference between those that understand and those that don't in honoring a veteran. Those that don't, just have no idea what it means to serve their fellow man and provide themselves as duty to God and country. It's a Honor and Privilege to serve. God bless the Veteran.
pr Wrote: AmcmurryFreedom Wrote:
It is easy to see the difference between those that understand and those that don't in honoring a veteran. Those that don't, just have no idea what it means to serve their fellow man and provide themselves as duty to God and country. It's a Honor and Privilege to serve. God bless the Veteran. No, you are the one who has no idea! Joining the military has nothing to do with being a hero, good citizen or serve anyone or thing other than the military complex.
These are contrived designations made to support the military's needs and goals - spend more, thump your chest like a big, bad bully and plunder other countries natural resources.
Any "enemies" the USA has today are thanks to years of bulling, plundering and not minding our own business. Why do you think we are so hated by the Arabs/Muslims? Because we (the British actually) divided their tribal lands up and made unnatural countries then we stole as much of their oil as we could, set up petty dictatorship that were only fronts for our government, told them what to believe, how to live, text, etc, I could go on and on but you get the point.
You can make a case for heroes up to WW 2 but any conflict since then has been to exploit others for power and wealth.
Don't tell me about heroes - if we would mind our own business, take care of our own people and only use the military for our own real protection then you could make a case for heroes but that's NOT what we do. If you join the military you enable this behavior and you are as guilty as anyone of the results.
True heroes today fight the military, not join it.
AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: Truly sick of mind, soul and spirit. There's nothing that can be accomplished with those that are anti-military, who doesn't know what freedom is all about and worth fighting for. Apparently all anti-military knows is anarchy and chaos. Our Armed Forces, Police, Fire Fighters, EMT's and the good Samaritans will all stand vigilant against oppression and evil in this world even at the expense of the anti-force of ignorance and disbelief berating our service. We all stand Free so that you can try to give us your best shot.