Happy Veteran's Day

War is evil. Corporate interests may play too much of a role. Maybe we shouldn't have invaded Iraq. It can all seem like such a waste - of resources and of human life.

Maybe you believe some of the statements above. Maybe some or all of them are patently obvious to you. Maybe to think otherwise is sheer lunacy. I don't know.

I do know that there are a lot of people out there who have served in war. We call them veterans. They have survived something unfathomably dangerous and difficult. Most have served with a greater purpose and courage and dignity than I will ever summon up in my entire life. Some bear scars - physical and/or mental - that utterly debilitate them. They all paid a steep price of some sort for the honor of serving their country.

All of them deserve our respect and admiration today.

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