Wednesday, November 9, 2011

21 Gun Salute to America's Veterans

As we prepare to honor America's Vets, I always think of this holiday as one of mixed emotions. Yes, I am a Veteran. But it was until the last 3 or 4 years, that I began to embrace the depth of this historic and momentous occasion.

Mind-Blowing Stats

World Wars I & II, say a total of over 500,000 Veterans, that were killed or wounded. Once we add the total casualties of all of America's 20th & 21st wars, the figure exceeds over a million. Those that return from war (or conflict) never come back home whole. they are forever changed.

Remarkably, our Nation has come a long way with paying tribute to our women and men in uniform. On 11-11-11, let us remember those that have fallen.

Some gave some...some gave all.