Blogging will be light over the next few days as the Wonk takes some time off for family, interior painting, and remembering our brave veterans, including those who are becoming veterans as this post is getting keystroked.
A co-worker and former Navy officer two door down from me passed away just last week, the result of a sudden heart attack. Not yet 50, he leaves several children behind, although at least a couple of them are, thankfully, grown and starting families of their own. But it makes you think about what he and his family sacrificed over the years to keep us free. Our current GI's are doing the same, putting their lives on the line for a country, an America, they believe in. It's not about Bush. It's about us, our families and friends, our cultural traditions, and our way of life, all of which has had the world beating a path to our doors for over 200 years. If we were that terrible, this wouldn't be happening, would it?
So let's remember that on Veterans Day, even as we remember the brave men and women who continue to serve this country--and this ideal.