To my fellow Veterans

I have been trying to load my usual Veterans’ Day photo all day, but to no avail. I have been thinking of all of you and the sacrifices made today.


And Lacey turned me on to a sweet video clip, remarkably a commercial,  but one which expresses something we all need this week. If you can spare a minute, go look at:

Keep Walking America

“This land was made for you and me” by Ardo Guthrie.

And from Garrison Keiller: ““Back to real life. I went up to my home town the other day and ran into my gym teacher, Stan Nelson, looking good at 96. He commanded a landing craft at Normandy on June 6, 1944, and never said a word about it back then, just made us do chin-ups whether we wanted to or not. I saw my biology teacher Lyle Bradley, a Marine pilot in the Korean War, still going bird-watching in his 90s. I was not a good student then, but I am studying both of them now. They have seen it all and are still optimistic.”

~ by bigsurkate on November 11, 2016.

2 Responses to “To my fellow Veterans”

  1. What a great post in honor of vets’ day. That commercial was something else. It does lift the soul given the dark days we’ve been through recently.


  2. I thought so, too, Gunta. Anything to lift us up, now, and it did seem to honor vets, even though never named, referred to, or pictured.



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