Monday, November 12, 2012

A Bittersweet Song For the Veteran's Day Holiday

This year we have TWO days to honor  veterans.  Yesterday was the actual day, but today is the Federal holiday celebrating Veteran's Day.  Today the banks, stock markets, and government offices will all be closed.

I like the idea of extending the celebration.


  1. Wow, I haven't heard John Prine in a long time now... excellent post. It's so sad to think in the past this song was a reality for many returning home. I like to think today the supports are better, maybe it's just a thought and all fluff, but those who have been wounded fighting for our freedoms really are heroes and should be treated as such.

    1. It's funny...I hadn't heard the song in quite some time, but two different DJs on the radio station I listened to played it in the last week in honor of Veteran's Day

      I think we do a better job of supporting returning veterans, but still have quite a ways to go.

  2. We owe so much to all our veterans. I'm glad we have this day to remember and honor them.