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More than likely, unless your job involves essential services such as being a convenience store employee or Walmart greeter or, apparently, a freaking college football blogger, you get some time off for the Veterans Day holiday, unencumbered from the chains of employment.

As you go about your non-work Monday and enjoy the freedom from the constraints of your occupation for but a brief moment, take a minute or two or 10 to remember exactly why you have the day off.  And why you have the freedom to do to pretty much whatever the hell you want this and every other day.

Thank you, veterans.  Thank you for your service, your courage and your sacrifices, especially those who paid the ultimate price.  Suffice to say, a mere thank you is not nearly enough, but it’s all we’ve got.

CFT salutes all of the veterans past and present for what you’ve done, what you do and what you’ll continue to do for all of us.

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12 Responses to “Thank you, veterans”
  1. kiopta1 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:54 AM

    Thank you and thank you my fellow vets.

  2. stairwayto7 says: Nov 12, 2012 8:48 AM

    As a veteran and served my country for over 22 years, Veteran’s Day was SUNDAY, not MONDAY!

  3. Rockie D. Bull says: Nov 12, 2012 9:00 AM

    Thank you.

    As a retired Army veteran, I am enjoying the recognition of all veterans on both SUNDAY and MONDAY this year!

  4. tlmoon2112 says: Nov 12, 2012 9:52 AM

    I appreciate the recognition regardless of what day it comes on. Semper Fi!

  5. friarjack61 says: Nov 12, 2012 10:17 AM

    As a Veteran, I am tired of having the bank holiday figured as Veterans Day. Sunday, Nov 11th was the day; Monday, Nov 12th is a bank holiday, not Veterans day.

    November 11th was set aside at Armistice Day, honoring the end of WWI……the eleventh day at the eleventh hour. To honor veterans of all wars, the name of this honored day was changed to Veteran’s Day. Let’s keep the Bank holiday and mattress sales, separate from the honor due to those people who served our Country.

    Learning about military history, COULD help to understand. Knowing about Hollywood info on Entertainment Tonight, may give you insight to Kim and her sisters, plus the guy in the WH, but not about those who have always defended our Country.

  6. gatorcheme says: Nov 12, 2012 1:16 PM

    Thanks to everyone. Also, my heartfelt thanks to my fellow veterans for their selfless service to our country.

  7. ukeone says: Nov 12, 2012 2:48 PM

    In many ways, I have to agree with friarjack61′s comment, particularly about ‘keeping true’ to the basis of the holiday. Our country, in particular, is guilty of intentionally sensationalizing & materializing certain holidays, thus side-stepping away from the true meaning of what the holiday was ‘originally’ created for. For many Christians, the celebration of Christmas is a very good example of this materialistic side-stepping. But, for our veterans, they absolutely ‘deserve’ a day that is free from all the ‘unnecessary’ hoopla that diverts our attention away from its truest meaning & intent: remembering & honoring our veterans’ for their bravery and sacrifices for all of us. They did not go off to fight wars for their own egos or for personal gain; yet, many of us don’t take ‘seriously enough’ what they did for us & what they really mean to us, and therefore, we should ‘never forget’ what they have unselfishly given us, and thank them for the unbreakable-groundwork of freedom that they have have laid for all our future generations to enjoy. “I TOTALLY LOVE MY VETERANS…and I pray wholeheartedly that they are rewarded a trillion-fold for their heroics for my undeserving-benefit. To all the courageous men and women (both given in the ultimate-sacrifice & alive today) GOD BLESS YOU ALL and THANK YOU…THANK YOU…THANK YOU!!!

  8. kozbee says: Nov 12, 2012 3:02 PM

    Marine vet `69`.Im very proud of our country,flag,Men & Women that are serving or that have served or have died for the cost of freedom.I salute you and thank you for my freedom.God Bless.

  9. jonkybon says: Nov 12, 2012 3:23 PM

    This Nation had the opportunity to truly honor us (Vets) by displacing the Kenyan from the White House. Instead it chose to continue making welfare a career opportunity and slashing support to both active duty and retired Vets.

  10. sportsinhd says: Nov 12, 2012 9:11 PM

    jonkybon, I respect your service, but not your intelligence. Thanks for the hateful comments.

  11. tuscaloosaguy says: Nov 12, 2012 11:24 PM

    I left in the middle of school after being called up for service in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. No one ever really welcomed me back nor said Thank You; or when I worked @ UA, save for one coach. I had served in Korea, Ft. Lewis, Panama, & Europe. And they knew of my service

  12. ukeone says: Nov 13, 2012 1:41 AM

    tuscaloosaguy:

    Thank you, sir, for your great service to our country. GOD BLESS YOU!!!

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