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Veterans Day

2006-11-11 04:24:00

Veterans Day
Bangkok Thailand Southeast Asia
Saturday, November 11, 2006

It is stressful, uncomfortable, and with a sense of guilt, I think about Veterans. I was too young for the Vietnam War, and did not serve my country. I think this is my guilt, not that I did not serve, however, to know that another person, a human body went and served.

I do not know what to do, but my stance as of today, when I meet a soldier, whether from the United States or from any country, old, young British, French, Australians, Canadians and the list goes on.

I will shake their hand, as an American will, and say,
“Thank you.”

They normally say,

I say,
“People wanted to kill you.”

“I thank you for protecting me.”

What more can a person say, a Veteran, a Soldier, a person that represents me, my family, my friends, my country, allies, or anyone on my side, representing me, and could have been killed.

This is not a small sacrifice, I feel a little on the weak inside saying only,
“Thank You.”

I do owe more…

Veterans Day