Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day. Big Bad Collars.

My Dad, Air Force served 1952-1972

These posts are always hard to do.  I want to thank all the veterans I know...but the list just becomes too long, too overwhelming.  

There is so much to thank.

We all have moments, conversations, that stick with us.  On these days in particular, when I wonder about the state of the world, the hope for the world, I always think of an answer my brother gave me many years ago.

He was on tour in one of the many political quagmires of the world that of course had turned horrifically violent.  This part of the world has seen violence for centuries...and probably will see it again.
I asked him if there was any hope.  I asked him if there was any long term purpose to what he was doing.

His answer was very short and simple.

"I don't know.

I do know that because I am here, at least today, children will not be gunned down by snipers when they walk to school."

There is so much to thank.