I don't think you're all heroes.
Might surprise you, but many of us don't think about ourselves as heroes either.
Just ordinary Americans volunteering to do a job for the country that we love.
Nor do I think you all stand shoulder to shoulder with those who stormed the Normandy beaches, liberated the deathcamps or fought street by street through Berlin.
Many of us wouldn't even dare try to compare ourselves to them.
their deaths are in vain because they're not fighting to defend us from anything.
I figure an Iraqi or an Afghan would be in better position to tell us if we are helping them or not. I think you and I both know that there is no way for any country to defend itself from terrorism 100%. War or no war.
I understand why folks are sensitive about negative posts in GradyPhilpott's thread. It's an insensitive thread in itself, it affords no dissent, you're either with us ... or ... with Hitler ? With the terrorists ? And it takes little account of others sensibilities
Did everybody on that thread object to dissenting posts or are you just assuming they did?
Personally, I say go for it. Want to thank a veteran-cool. Want to give reasons why their shouldn't be be a veteran day-cool.
I say you have that right either way. I will leave up to your determination as to why such right exist.
What are they fighting for ? Really ? Does anyone really have half a clue now why our forces are over there ? Cos I don't.
This is debatable and depending on you ask, you may get different reasons. But no matter what the reason our forces are over there, it still doesn't change the facts that are troops are in harms way.
Therefore, we should keep them in our hearts and prayers on this Veteran Day and everyday. IMO, it's the least we could do.