Saturday, November 11, 2006

A day of Thought

I had several uncles that were in the Navy during WWII. One has really stuck to my mind today. He was a salty dog but he lived inland. I never did figure that out. He had a big ass anchor tattoo on his arm. His son was a Navy man too. My cousin took me to see an aircraft carrier once. I was about 13 and I had no idea that ship was that big. I asked him what he did and he said "drive the boat". He said it like he was just driving the ski boat out on the lake. LOL

My father was a drill sergeant in the Army. He poured water down my nose to get me out of bed once. My Dad's favorite saying "it plays hell,he plays hell or you play hell". I've seen the faded scars of war on my Dad's back and I think he was in hell.

Today I also thought about our forefathers. They pitched crates of tea in a bay screaming freedom. They fought their brothers to better a nation and abolish slavery. They opened their arms to others being beaten down by unjust tyrants. Their lives were not easy and still they worked hard.

As we go shopping in the coming days we should ask ourselves where the money is going and who's war machine we could be supplying. It's a small thing that each of us can do to help serve our nation best interest. I'd like to think it will help support the men and women that watch over us.

Be safe...

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2 comments:

Teresa said...

Please thank your dad and uncle for me.

Lora_3 said...

My uncle and my cousin are in the
big boat in the sky. But thank you they were proud Navy men.

I'll thank my Dad as long as it's not for pouring water down my nose. LOL

Be safe...