For a couple more hours, it is still Veterans Day here in the western United States. I’ve been thinking that I should post something about this American holiday dedicated to the men and women who have sacrificed years of their lives—and in too many cases life itself—to keep us free.
I did not watch a parade. I didn’t go to church. I didn’t visit a cemetery. I spent considerable time thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of a system that makes ultimate demands on the best of its citizens. I concluded, as I believe most Americans do, that the benefits justify the sacrifices.
To my Marine Corps pals, to all of us—Happy Veterans Day.