12 November 2007

every day should be veteran's day...

good morning, everyone. it is a beautiful day here in sf.

today is veteran's day. the united states is in the middle of two wars. chances are if you are reading this, you are safe and sound somewhere, in your home or at your office or at a luxury coffeeshop drinking overpriced tea. i'd just like you to think about that for a second.

here are three easy things you can do to celebrate veteran's today:

1] make a donation...



2] write a thank- you card...

A Recovering American Soldier/ Marine*
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

3] make sure you're
registered to vote.

i didn't mean to sound so harsh in my opening paragraph [and i'm as guilty as anybody of drinking overpriced tea, metaphorically- speaking]. i guess my hope is, if nothing else, that everyone today really takes a minute and thinks about the direction we've taken as a country. for our servicemen and women, whatever your feelings on the wars, are the core of this nation-- the embodiment of our strength. what kind of a country are they even fighting for anymore? what kind of a country did those who fought and died do so to protect?

what does the word 'honor' mean to you?


*a Marine is different from and is never called a soldier. i don't think lots of people know that.

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