When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by
the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example
of empire building by George Bush.
He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many
of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom
beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in
return is enough to bury those that did not return."
Enjoy the long weekend, but please take to heart and spend a moment of silence to thank the many men and women who have given their lives so that we may enjoy the freedoms that so many today take for granted.
What Is A Veteran?
A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, reserve or laid to rest --
is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made
payable to 'The United States of America, for an amount of --up to, and
including his or her life.'
That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country today,
who no longer understand that fact.