“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”-George Orwell
Happy Veterans’ Day! Wasn’t it great watching the President of the United States, solemnly laying a wreath at Arlington? Oh wait …he’s running around China looking like a busboy in a chop suey house. No worries. Joe Biden is on the case. What could possibly go wrong?
As you all know, I am in awe of the courage, selflessness and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. Military, both active duty and those who have served. Take a minute today to say a prayer for those who have stepped up and in many cases made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in freedom.
Even better, consider sending a small contribution to one of the many great organizations that help veterans. Here are a few that I like:
K9s For Warriors (“K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of military service post 9/11. Our goal is to give a new leash on life to rescue dogs and military heroes, empowering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.”)
Fisher House Foundation (“Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.”)
Enjoy your day, and say a prayer for those currently in harm’s way on our behalf, and for those who have worn the uniform, putting their lives on the line so the rest of us can live in our wonderful country.