Setting aside the politics of Veterans Day, setting down which side of the tracks you may be on, Veterans Day is a recognition of the profound effect the choice we do have in the United States to actually defend or not defend our country.
Veterans Day is simply a celebration of choices, maybe it is a celebration of the liberty to actually make a choice that our founding fathers fought and died to provide us.
So, as you listen to today's podcast, as you do your particular thing and express your self in the ways you have chosen, let me share from a veteran of war's point of view the choice to defend the country.
All who served come from the same diverse background and up-bringings as do all Americans. This point of reality is often missed in the rhetoric of media discourse. Vet's come from every nationality, both sexes, and all orientations. We are from broken and also strong families, rich and poor, some are orphans, so are from generations of veterans.