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Veterans Aren't Superheroes

AmyDB Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 10:20 AM
We veterans are not super heroes, most of us are not even heroes. We were either drafted or we felt a Call to take up arms to serve & protect this Nation. Most of us served with honor. We did our jobs to the best of our abilities regardless of how hard that job was. Many of us still feel that Oath we took before we put on the Uniform is still valid & binding. Many of us encourage our children to serve as well if they're of the correct temperment. We are not super heroes..... We are Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, & Marines. We are Veterans.
Ronald486 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:44 PM
Thanks Amy and remember, we will always be soldiers.
smcgeady Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:05 PM
Thanks Amy DB
As a retired Master Chief (USN),and Vietnam Veteran,thanks for that great thought. My 22yrs4mo23days were the best and worst times of my life. The Deaths of my buddies on the Mekong,and the coming home after several deployments to my wife and family were the best and worst. But it taught me honor and duty and those 2 virtues seem to be lacking today among the general population. But I am always the enternal optimist,after marching with My VFW,how many people came up to just say thank you. Happy and Solemn Veterans day Amy and all my brother and sister veterans'
John910 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 11:07 AM
Thanks, Army DB. Those are my sentiments exactly. I was in the Air Force and did not see combat duty. While on active duty I did witness the despicable treatment of our Viet Nam veterans upon return from the war. Those who served in combat are my heroes. Not superheroes, but real heroes.
God bless all of my fellow veterans.
Emilie3 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:41 PM
I thank my husband, cousins, father-in-law for their selfless service in the Marines---WWII, Korea, Vietnam, etc. Semper Fi.

It’s tempting to think of warriors as different from the rest of us—they somehow feel less pain and fear than ordinary people. Only when we recognize that fighting men and women have the same fears and desires we all do can we recognize the real nature of their courage and sacrifice.

A smart friend said that or something pretty close. It has affected the way I think about bravery.

Not having served, I’m grateful to those who did, and those who are. I’m also grateful to their families and loved ones. The burden...