12 November 2007

Veterans Day

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

This picture is from the National WWII Memorial, and represents everyone who didn't make it home at the end of the war. Of the 16 Million people who served during WWII over 400,000 didn't make it home. We are losing over 1000 WWII vets a day, please take time to thank them!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Brad for reminding us how important it is to have the freedom we have and how hard it has been on so many families. Dad is now the only remaining WWII member in our family, and it's only been in the last few years that we have heard some of the things that he went through during that time. I stop and think often about what our lives here in this country would look like without the brave men and women who gave of themselves and their families so that we might have the freedom we know today. Thank you for continuing in the footsteps of the courageous and allowing us to enjoy our life with all it's freedoms. God Bless.