Happy Veteran’s Day Ricky.

November 12, 2007

Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States. The news is filled with stories of heroics and self-sacrifice juxtaposed with stories of homelessness, mental health issues and limited benefits. Originally this inaugural blog was to be one of those; a banner waving for social justice for those who have sacrificed so much for us. It was to be discreetly published under the agency’s site as more of a commentary. When I thought about the vets I knew – my father, brother, aunt, uncle, coworkers and friends – that seemed so trite, so unimportant, so self-serving. Not at all the reflections one should have in honor of Veteran’s Day. So I’ve decided instead to write a real blog, with my real name and post it where everyone can see it. Not exactly storming the beaches of Normandy, but here goes….

PS – the real blog is next

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