Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

We were able to go to the small ceremony they did here on AUTEC for Veteran's Day. They are flying the flag at half mast, and raised the Bahamian flag alongside it. I brought the boys because I thought it was important they learn to respect our flag and what our veterans, their dad included even if he hates being recognized that way, have done for our country. No matter how I may feel about our current wars, I don't doubt those that have served and are serving have overwhelmingly done so with honor.

Last night, while I was getting ready for bed, I turned on the AFN movie channel and caught the very beginning of Taking Chance. It was 2200 and I was tired, but I couldn't stop watching it. I ended up staying up to see the end, and I'm glad I did. If you ever want to gain a deep sense of respect for what our war dead go through from battlefield to grave site, you should watch that movie. It was gratifying to see the love and respect that was accorded this one soldier on his last journey home. Although I pray my own husband never comes home in such a way, I am grateful beyond words to know he would be treated with the same respect if it ever did happen.

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