Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veterans Day

It was a kinder, gentler time back in 1983 -- Ronald Reagan was President, John O. Marsh was Secretary of State and Caspar Weinberger was the Secretary of the Army.  The biggest conflict the United States had was with a place called Granada.  It was a few years before Oliver North and the Iran-Contra Affair.

1983 was the year I joined the Army.  I quit my not-so-lucrative job at a printing factory in rural Minnesota and enlisted.  My friends were certain I had lost my mind and my parents thought I would be home within a week.  I shipped off to Fort McClellan, Alabama on a cold morning in February.  It was a day that changed my life forever.

If you know a Veteran, be sure to thank them today.  Tonight when you go to bed be sure to include those men and women serving in the military in your prayers.

1 comment:

  1. Our troops are awesome, and I will be sure to say a prayer for their safety tonight!


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