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Happy Veterans Day

I have friends that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of them are home, some of them are safely stationed in some cushy places now, and some of them are still fighting, and some of them we will never see again.

I do not agree with war, generally, but I will always be thankful for soldiers. Men with honor, integrity, and courage that shine in a time of such darkness and corruption. America needs more of you, and we need you home.

I’m going to keep honoring US Soldiers and Veterans the same way I always have. I’ll never forget what you’ve done for us, and I’ll never stop using my voice to do my best to keep you from having to do it again.

God Bless you and keep you safe.

Published by M.A. Brotherton

M.A. Brotherton is a writer, blogger, artist, and fat-kid from the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. He’s tasted a little bit of everything the Midwest has to offer, ranging from meth-tweaking rednecks in massive underground cave complexes to those legendary amber waves of grain. When he’s not writing, he spends most of his time screwing around on the internet.

3 thoughts on “Happy Veterans Day”

  1. Skip says:

    I agree whole-heartedly with Matt about our veterans. I greatly admire and respect all those men and women of all generations who have served and are currently serving. Without you, we would not have the freedom to speak our minds and those things in our hearts.
    I have known many veterans of various wars and have never met one who I would fail to call “FRIEND.”
    Even those veterans who never saw combat have given up much to serve our country. I also gladly call these men and women “FRIEND.”

    1. M.A. Brotherton says:

      Wednesday night, while working on the adulthood article, I was talking to my father on the phone. He told me that he knew he was an adult when he took his oath of service for the Army. There is a lot of truth to that. I can see it in my friends before and after boot camp. They go in, very much looking like boys, and come back carrying themselves like men.

      Sometimes people get too caught up in the politics of a war that we forget how important it is to honor the warriors that fight it. 1 day a year doesn’t feel like enough.

  2. Teigan says:

    Well said. You already know my utopian views on war, so I won’t go into that, but those people out there on the front lines and behind them really do deserve our respect and gratitude. I know I certainly don’t have the balls to fight.

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