Veterans Day 2013 – Fly your flag today


Surely Veterans Day is one flag-flying day you don’t need a reminder about.

At least, I hope so.  Veterans Day gets a lot more attention and due homage in 2013 than it did in 2000.  Good.

Poster for Veterans Day 2013, from the Veterans Administration

Poster for Veterans Day 2013, from the Veterans Administration

Parades and ceremonies at National Cemeteries and other veterans memorial sites will mark the day; it’s a good time to consider whether we offer our veterans the respect they have earned and deserve, especially when cutting their benefits.

Fly your flag sunrise to sunset, please. Veterans Day, November 11, Armistice Day, Veterans affairs, veterans benefits

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I vet...

Veterans look out for one another. Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attended the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War.  U.S. Census Bureau photo via Wikipedia

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12 Responses to Veterans Day 2013 – Fly your flag today

  1. jsojourner says:

    Flag,

    Have you ever served in the military?

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  2. Black Flag® says:

    As usual idiot onkelbob doesn’t understand the concept.

    Memorializing men who murder innocent people most certainly ensures more murder.

    You cry over men who pick up guns in order to kill for their government – believing they need remembrance.

    You ignore the tens of millions of innocent people who died at the hands of these monsters.

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  3. Black Flag® says:

    “Only the dead have seen the end of war.””

    Then, Ed, that will be humanity’s postscript, huh?

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  4. Ed Darrell says:

    Yeah, I figured — but no insults to wild animals, okay?

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  5. Ellie says:

    Sorry, Ed. It was the most polite way I could come up with to write what I was thinking.

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  6. Ed Darrell says:

    Ellie, wolves, coyotes, and cougars, have the good manners to mark territories they actually hunt.

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  7. Ellie says:

    Onkelbob, it’s just scent marking.

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  8. Ed Darrell says:

    Thank you onkelbob.

    Let’s not forget Lee’s foe, Sherman: “War is hell.”

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  9. onkelbob says:

    As usual the troll doesn’t understand the concept:

    Memorial Day is for those who fought and died.
    Veterans Day is for those who fought and survived.
    Armed Forces Day is for those who are willing to fight.

    And no person’s desire for wanting an end to war exceeds that of the veteran.
    It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it. Robert E Lee.

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  10. Ed Darrell says:

    You should probably contemplate this saying, Black Flag: “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

    http://timpanogos.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/only-the-dead-have-seen-the-end-of-war-who-said-that/

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  11. Black Flag® says:

    As long as we honor men whose only accomplishment was to die horrifically or cause others to die horrifically, war will be with us.

    All human action is ultimately individual, and until individuals take responsibility for killing their fellow men, nothing will change until the day man wipes himself out by it.

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