Sunday, November 11, 2007

Honoring Our Vets....11.11.07


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Inuit Version of Amazing Grace
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There is not enough Thanks for the Veterans of Our Country....we should be able to ensure their care and shelter and job status, and yet the Government has let them down.....I am grateful to all the VETS I know, and the ones in my family that have passed on....Namaste.

17 comments:

an average patriot said...

thanks enigma
Every male member of my family has served since my paternal Grandfather in WW1. As you know, two of my sons are in these wars and I already consider them Veterans. I saw you over anons I just want to make all is well also with Chuck. Namaste!

Jamie said...

The Wall is a true creation of genius. I didn't have anyone involved in Viet Nam, but when I first visited it, about half way down looking at all the names and gifts left behind, I completely lost it.

Even in opposing this war I can only hope that our soldiers make it home to the honor and services they need and deserve.

Thomas said...

Ah yes, the wall, I was in DC on the day it was dedicated, I remember a WWI vet in full kit with a folded flag in his hands..
Veterans, my dad, and his brother were vets of WW2, both my brothers served in Vietnam, and I tried to serve in Vietnam, as a HS senior I tried to join the Air Force, my dad (USMC) hung up the phone on the recruiter shouting I'm not having any more of my sons in the Goddam Air Force....
So I went to college instead, I remain a patriotic American who proudly flies MY American flag every day outside my home, a proud Irish American Democrat
tom

Larry said...

"But courage in fighting is by no means the only form, nor perhaps even the most important. There is courage in facing poverty, courage in facing derision, courage in facing the hostility of one's own herd. In these, the bravest soldiers are often lamentably deficient. And above all there is the courage to think calmly and rationally in the face of danger, and to control the impulse of panic fear or panic rage."

Bertrand Russell

Gary said...

And to their parents, a heartfelt thanks and lots of love.

May the day come when we no longer need warriors. In the meantime, may we only ask them to fight when it's truly to defend the right and good or protect those in peril.

Gryphen said...

The real shame is how many new war veterans are being added due to this insane President and his out of control aggressive foreign agenda.

Brave men and women should not be sent into battle on the whims of a coward.

Mary Ellen said...

Hi enigma- Man, I don't know how I got lost on the blogosphere, I didn't realize how long it's been since I stopped in. I'm sorry about that!

I absolutely love that picture, it's so moving.

Our vets certainly need our support and deserve it. They certainly aren't getting it from our President who is so disrespectful he didn't go to Arlington National Cemetery to lay the wreath. I can't believe that he got away with that with so little notice by the MSM. I think the only one who said anything about it was Keith Olberman.

azgoddess said...

hugs my friend - thanks for the amazing video and song!!!

DivaJood said...

That's a powerful image, Enigma!

Anok said...

Amen Enigma. Regardless of political opinions, I think everyone across the board can safely say that the sacrifices made by Veterans and their families are worth the time for reflection.

Aaron A. said...

An interesting issue, dissent on Veterans day.

Fran said...

The Vietnam War Memorial Wall gets to me every time. The magnitude of the loss is heartbreaking.
Too may lives cut short. I honor the Warrior, but not the war. All of us need to band together to press for Vets rights, medical, benefits, and proper support.

D.K. Raed said...

The image of the one who lived touching the hand of the one who didn't has stayed with me since you put it up a few days ago. It's very powerful. One of those Wall replicas will be coming through my little town in a few weeks, which we'll go see (a first for me). I recall the controversy when it was first built. People wanted statues. But this stark bleak wall has proved to connect on a deeper level. May we NEVER have to build another one.

Mary Ellen said...

Hi enigma!

mirth said...

Beautiful.

Our most important way to show gratitude to our military servicepersons is to continue the fight to bring them home and to promise we will never again allow them to needlessly be sent into harm's way.

Kitchen Window Woman said...

That painting really gets to me. My dad and grandfather were both told that they were "fighting the war to end all wars" during WWI and WWII. Would that it had been the truth.

I agree that we need to take care of our vets and I think that we should honor them by developing alternate methods of conflict resolution. Let's make the wars that create veterans obsolete.

enigma4ever said...

I love you all....that you take time to think and reflect....and that you remember what matters...namaste...