Today was Veteran's Day. It is the day when military veterans are honored for their service in the armed forces of the United States. I truly join with all those who express their sincere gratitude for the committment and sacrifices these men and women made on behalf of their country. They indeed did not "ask what their country could do for them, but what they could do for their country." (Paraphrasing of the famous quote of JFK during his inaugaural speech, 1961).
They were in service to their country and their fellow countrymen. As were their families, their spouses and their friends, teachers, and so one. In that regard, we are all veterans in a way. We all lived the wars and conflicts of our time. We all were shaped and sometimes scarred by the experience. But none so much as those who donned the uniforms. And as I was not one of them, I salute them and on this Veterans'
Rob McMurray, self described muser extraodinaire.