11.11.07

Veteran's day


Picture from The 2006 USMC Birth day ball.



A picture from about 12 years ago...

The 10th was Veterans day and the Marine Corps Birthday.

I did not go to the Ball this year. The first time I can remember not attending in sixteen years.

Someone sent me this for veterans day:

It is the VETERAN , not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN , not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN , not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN , not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN , not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN , not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN ,
who salutes the Flag,
It is the veteran ,
who serves under the Flag,
ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.



This has brought up a lot of thoughts about my fellow veterans who are suffering now. I wonder how this country will react over the years to take care of them.


Take great care.
Jordan

6 comments:

Carol said...

Jordan,

How proud I am to be the mother of a veteran!

Semper Fi!

Love,

Mom

megumif said...

I am very fat now.

Jordan said...

Mom,
Thanks

Megumi,
Instead of complaining about it, do sompthing about it.

Love you either way.

LT Jeanette Shin, CHC, USN said...

Happy 232nd Birthday!

And thank you to all out there in harm's way who are serving!

Namo Amida Butsu!

Yuinen

Yamakoa said...

Jordan,
Just wanted to give u and all members of the armed forces a big shout out today. Thank you gentlemen and women for all your sacrifices.

Jordan said...

Chaplin,
Once a Marine, always a Marine. So happy Birthday to you too!

Yamakoa,

Thank you for your well wishes. I have missed your comments lately.
I hope you are well, and stop by more often.

May all be well and happy!
Jordan

Thanks for looking!