11/11/2007

Veterans Day


I want to say thank you to all the veterans who gave me the freedoms that I enjoy. Without those who died and without those who lived I wouldn't even have the right to speak freely on this blog. They lived and died to give us freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom to assemble, freedom of religion, freedom to a fair trial by our peers, and freedom to vote. We should always use these freedoms to uphold the brave men and women who fight in our stead. Honor veterans every day with your speech. Honor them with what you write for others to see. Honor them by assembling to hold the country together and not dividing it. Honor them by holding them in your prayers. Honor them by respecting and following the law. Honor them by electing officials that will see to their needs with their votes and with our money.

7 comments:

Yehudi01 said...

Great post, Jason. I agree whole-heartedly! Bar Kochba had a good post on the same topic. Today is Canada's Veteran's Day. We all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to those who have picked up a weapon and marched forward into battle to make our lives, or the lives of others, better. May G-d bless their memory.

Bar Kochba said...

G-d bless the troops.
Oh yeah, I think its time we linked to each other.

The Frank Family said...

Consider it done, BK.

Bald Headed Geek said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I shared your sentiments about the veterans.

P.S. You're now on my blogroll, for what it's worth! :-)

BHG

The Hermit said...

What's going on out there in Border State land? Keeping those buses rolling? Did you buy any of those new ones that look like Guppies? Our school district bought some because supposedly they get better mileage and diesel is through the roof.

The Frank Family said...

My district only buys used buses. My newest bus is a 2000 model. The good part about the school district is that we don't have to pay any of the taxes on diesel. That takes us down about 50 - 60 cents a gallon. That still leaves our taxpayers with a fuel bill of nearly $300,000 a year. That's for a fleet of 41 buses. Some people think who cares, it's all the governments money. I'm not naive enough to not realize that all that money hurts us a little at a time. In 2008 buses will start having pollution pumps and that will suck down the mileage even more. Also, everything goes to low-lead diesel next year.

Elmer's Brother said...

It's good that we should remember their sacrifices...every day.