November 11, 2007

Veterans Day 2007.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 11:34 am


Veterans all have stories to tell, ranging the absolutely horrifying to the downright hilarious. If a vet wants to tell you a story, do the vet a favor and listen. You may learn something about the vet, something about history that often goes unwritten, and you may even learn something about yourself.

I wish all my brothers and sisters who’ve worn the uniform a Happy Veterans Day.


  1. For the time you spent defending our country — and even now, because you are truly a wonderful person — I offer my supreme, steadfast thanks. That always stands…no disclaimers [not that I’d know how to write one].

    Comment by Erica — November 11, 2007 @ 2:32 pm

  2. … right back at ya, big boy….. thank you….

    Comment by Eric — November 11, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

  3. I’d be happy to listen to any and all stories of Veterans.
    While, I’m waiting for the story to start, let me just say:
    Thank you sir!

    Comment by Teresa — November 11, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

  4. Thank you.

    Comment by Don — November 11, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

  5. Thank you Jim…….

    Comment by Tammi — November 11, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

  6. Thanks, Jim! Happy Veterans Day to you too!

    Comment by Ms. Pat — November 11, 2007 @ 8:58 pm

  7. I’ve had the privilege to listen to stories of veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. All of them filled with courage, determination, and great sacrifice.

    Thank you for your service.

    Comment by RT — November 11, 2007 @ 9:10 pm

  8. While in the doc’s waiting room recently, the wife of a couple (at least 20yrs my senior) began a friendly conversation with me. Turned out she was one of those righteous yapper blabbers who don’t leave much room for exhange, so I smiled and listened…mostly. Once
    the nurse called her to the exam, I got to talk to her husband and we exchanged that both his son and our daughter were in the Air Force, and that he served in USN Korean/Vietnam periods aboard a carrier. So, I tell him how I love to hear tales of the shenanigans that service people experience. Stories followed!

    But the sweetest,shortest one was telling of sailing the horn of S.America and pulling into Rio De Janeiro at Marti Gras. With a somewhat concerned look he stated it was no place for a married man to be. “Where you married at the time?” Quick as a glint in his eye and a little grin, “No.” Loved it. 😀

    Comment by Joyce — November 12, 2007 @ 10:53 am

  9. My thanks as well Jimbo… my life has been enriched by Veterans that I’ve known, and know.

    Comment by RedNeck — November 12, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

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