Happy Veteran’s Day

I wanted to wish all our Veterans out there a thoughtful and reflective Veteran’s Day (it is Remembrance Day in the UK, and Armistice Day in parts of Europe).  I took this off a friend and fellow Veteran’s page on FaceBook.  It sums things up well, albeit with an American slant:

“I am a Combat Veteran, and a Combat Veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life. Regardless of personal political views, that is an honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer remember that fact.”

I hope everyone can take a few moments to reflect on the service and sacrifice of so many over the generations of this great nation! May God bless America!

Thanks to all Veterans for their service!

[Added by Joe, with thanks:
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

— Lt.-Col. John McCrae (1872 – 1918)]

About amyabn

My name is Amy and I'm in the active Army as my profession. I love the show Chuck and want to see it succeed for many seasons to come. My twitter handle is amyabn.
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17 Responses to Happy Veteran’s Day

  1. atcdave says:

    And thank you as always Amy for your service. We are often remined of your sacrifice here just by your occasional absence; even if giving up hobby time is just the visible reminder to us. You’ve certainly chosen an important and high calling.

  2. Faith says:

    Thank you Amy. Your dedication, your commitment and your sacrifice are not missed by those of us who know you and even those that don’t know you as well. And we are appreciative of all of it. You are awesome personified. Stay safe.

    Also for Paul (whom I believe was in the service, or is?) thank you too.

  3. herder says:

    It’s called Rememberance Day in Canada, went down to the cenotaph at 11, observed the minute of silence for the fallen. Always a special day and much respect and admiration for any who serve.

  4. OldDarth says:

    Nice Herder.

    As a fellow Canadian whose parents grew up and remember the liberation of Holland by Allied Forces, a debt of thanks and never forgetting the cost of freedom is the best way we can honor those that put themselves in harm’s way to protect the rights and freedoms of us all.

    • Robert Dammers says:

      I thought your name was Dutch. My mother remembered to the end of her days the RAF “bombing” mission during the last winter of the war that dropped food to the people of Amsterdam. My father was liberated from Dachau by US troops, and worked with their doctors to help contain the typhus epidemic that broke out at the liberation, delaying his own return to Amsterdam.

      It is not just a matter of liberty – I am only here because of the labour and sacrifice of those who fought.

      May light perpetual shine upon them.

  5. joe says:

    Amy, thank you for your service. It’s something of which I’m ever mindful.

    And to all the others too, even if we’re unaware of your dedication to your country, we are grateful.

  6. thinkling says:

    Thank you Amy for your service. We ALL owe you!

    Living outside of the US makes me appreciate its uniqueness in ways I might not otherwise. Our freedoms and way of life are envied around the world, but most people have no appreciation for the depth of what they envy, the breadth of its influence around the world, or its cost in terms of human lives from the 18th century until today. Our heritage and philosophy of government contained in our Declaration and in the Constitution you’ve sworn to support and defend are worth preserving and defending. Thank you for your commitment and sacrifice to that end.

  7. amyabn says:

    I personally appreciate all of your sentiments. I am from a multi-generational military family and we are all proud of our service, and you should be proud of yours. Thank you all for your support of me and your understanding when I have to “pop out” for a while 🙂 for work. As I prepare for another upcoming absence, your cameraderie, support, and friendship make it bitter sweet. All my best, Amy

  8. amyabn says:

    I thought I’d hop on my soap box one more time here and question why we don’t have an iTunes season pass yet.

    Dear TPTB,
    I am a service member and the only way I can watch Chuck while deployed is via iTunes. Streaming media is block, Hulu and NBC.com are not available for viewing. I don’t have the technical reasons for this, but I know I can get my iTunes downloads (even if it takes hours and hours!) and get my Chuck fix. I know iTunes won’t bring in the revenue that a streaming program will with advertisers, but it is my only course of action. Please fix whatever issue that is holding up the release of the Season Pass so myself and other service members can enjoy Chuck!

    • joe says:

      Oh, this is so cool! Now *THIS* should be our next group project.

      Does anyone have a reasonable e-mail address or web-site contact for the appropriate PTBs in regards to this? Does anyone know the right studio head, GE or Comcast executive or Steve Jobs e-mail??? Bueller? Anyone?

      Amy, I hope you don’t mind. I added the something that’s very traditional to your post, even if it’s something our school children are (sadly) no longer taught.

      • Faith says:

        itunes would be the first place I can think of:http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunes.html

        The second is WB. But their sites are varied and numerous.

        I have on a couple of occasions tweeted Josh Schwartz about it…as well as people after me but so far no word.

      • amyabn says:

        I left a request on iTunes for S4, and a lot of people have been asking under the review section of S3 “where is S4?”. I’m not sure if Fake Empire (the production company) has their own website. I’ll do some research later today.

  9. jason says:

    Amy – thank you for your service, your note made me think of all those I know who have served, my grandpa was one of the oldest vets from WW1 living in my aread when he died, his last 15 years he lived with my mom and dad, and I for sure was his pal (my age 15-30). He had 4 sons who served in WWII, all but one is dead, I recall lots of stories, one of them caught me leaving a bar after a basketball tournament, asked me to stay, I ended up staying for 4 more hours, just the two of us, he told me stuff about WW2, his life, everything, he was my godfather, about a week later he died, prior to that, I had not seen him in probably about 3 years. Anyhow, thanks for reminding me of stuff like that, and to everyone else, a great time to remember those heroes around you still living!!!!

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  11. Ernie Davis says:

    Thanks to Amy and any of our readers who serve, and of course to all those we know and don’t know who keep the faith, that we are one people when it comes down to it, united by something far more powerful than nationality or race or political viewpoints, we are united by an idea, and hope that an idea, even a 200 year old one, can change the world.

  12. kg says:

    Thank you Amy, my dad and all former and active vets. I happily shook the hand of a young marine today.

  13. Paul says:

    On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month….

    To all my brothers and sisters in arms, past, presetn and future, thanks for standing your watch.

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