Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You Veterans!

On Veteran’s Day, 2010, I want to thank:

My Uncle Gary, who served stateside as an Army doctor, and now serves his community as an MD.

Mike Frezza, my student, training partner, and friend. Mike is a former Marine, and now serves his community as a firefighter.

Doug Moon, US Army Old Guard Master Sergeant, now teaching ROTC to the next generation, and serving as a Boy Scout leader.

Navy Submarine veteran Jake McCracken, now a Scout Leader.

My former co-worker, and USMC Vet (Iraq), Nate Cunamay. A great guy, and proud papa!

My friends and former co-workers at the MCPD: Bryant Arrington (Ret. Navy SEAL), Marc Woolverton, Tim Wolfe, and others who have gone on to risk their lives as police officers.

My dad, who served his adopted country as a US Army chaplain. He proudly served in both the Vietnam and Cold Wars, and has set a great example for thousands who have known him.

Finally, all of the veterans of our military, past and present, who stand for two things greater than themselves, an idea: The United States of America and freedom!


John W. Zimmer said...

Hey Nathan! I was watching French 24 and I realized 8 minutes before its passing that today was 11/11 at the 11th hour. Noted the 99 years since Armistice day.

I have my dad, and a couple of uncles I know about to thank for our continued freedoms.

John W. Zimmer said...

got the year wrong.. .it was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month in 1918 :)

SenseiMattKlein said...

Hi Nathan, excellent post. Was at a school function the other day (Remembrance Day here in Australia); 200 kids bowed their heads in observance for two minutes. They are just as proud of their country here and remain America's biggest ally. Very moving.

Benn said...

Nice post! Salute to our dear veterans!