Previous Entry | Next Entry

Thank you, veterans

This won't be a flowery thank-you, but it will be a thank-you.

Veterans took a job that I doubt I could do, a job where they also increased their chances of getting shot at, or flat-out shot. They took on a tough life as well as a tough job, away from loved ones and home and often going to blasted places or the middle of oceans (I'm a Navy brat; the greatest part of my military experience was taking a Tiger cruise into the mid-Atlantic on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy) to be vigilant. They dealt with separation. They dealt with boredom (and, I'm guessing, bad coffee). They dealt with often not being able to tell their loved ones exactly where they were, what they were doing or why. And they knew people who died doing their jobs alongside them, maybe right next to them.

Veterans did their job. Despite all the above, they soldiered through and did what they could as well as they could.

Thank you.


( 1 comment — Leave a comment )
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
yes, the coffee is horrible.
( 1 comment — Leave a comment )


Whale fluke
Chris Walsh

Latest Month

June 2023


  • chris_walsh
    2 Jun 2023, 17:05
    I am glad you exist and that you're choosing to blog!

    Maybe not feeling poetic is a poetic state all its own?

    Try to capture that feeling - I think that will be reflective of many folks'…
  • chris_walsh
    2 Jun 2023, 06:59
    Glad you're surviving!
  • chris_walsh
    20 Jul 2021, 14:00
    I think I should wait until I have something better to brag about.
  • chris_walsh
    20 Jul 2021, 09:38
    I think it's okay to talk about your life, if you have something you want to share, even if you are doing well.
  • chris_walsh
    9 Jun 2021, 03:45
    I've been serving myself to watch this one day.
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner