President Bush marked the day at a Fallen Soldiers ceremony in Waco, Texas:
As veterans, you have confidence in freedom's cause -- because you have seen with your own eyes the power of liberty to transform nations and secure the peace. The men and women gathered before me took an oath to defend America -- and you upheld that oath with honor, and decency, and valor. You humbled tyrants, liberated continents, and freed millions from unspeakable oppression. And because of your service and sacrifice, the world has been transformed in once unimaginable ways. Today, across Europe and Asia, former adversaries in war have become allies in the cause of peace. And in towns and villages on both continents, there are still men and women who talk of the day when the Americans arrived to free them from tyranny.MacArthur on Veterans Day:
"Duty"...... "Honor"...... "Country"...... those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you want to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point, to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.Milblogger, former world-champion log roller, and wounded vet J.R. Salzman exemplifies the resilience and strength that have always characterized the American military. Please watch this ESPN video about his recovery and training to retake his title. It's remarkable.
In Flanders Field...Mudville Gazette takes you there.
Google joins the rest of the country in honoring vets...finally.
And, if you want a way to help our wounded vets right now, sitting at your computer, please consider donating to VALOUR-IT, a program that offers voice-activated laptops to troops who wouldn't otherwise be able to use a computer. Every little bit helps!