“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day

I've been tired, cold, miserable, scared, hot, muddy, wet, sandy, half-deaf, broke, and wondering what I got myself into.

I've also been around the world, done things I'd only seen in movies, and proud to call friends and comrades some of the most incredible people you can imagine. I've seen the best and worst of humanity and this nation.

It's changed my life both mentally, emotionally, and physically - some good, some bad. But I will carry those years of service forever. They quite literally shaped who I have become.

To those who have served, or are still serving - thank you. No matter what the job you did, whether you did a few years or a lifetime, only those who have been there understand the price.



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MrGarabaldi said...

Very well said...btw "welcome back"

Old NFO said...

Concur with all, and thank you for your service too!