Veterans’ Day Ramblings – Thankful #11

I’m thankful for one veteran in particular.  This person impacted at least two generations of Americans and embodies all that is great about our nation.  This marine served proudly and with distinction for five years, and while that may not sound like a long enlistment to some, his contribution still resounds across our culture from the Chesapeake Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge.

That marine of course is Gomer Pyle, USMC.

Yes, Gomer has brought the reality of veterans everywhere into our living rooms for forty-five years, and without him, our great nation wouldn’t enjoy the freedoms we have today.  Thank you, Gomer, and Sgt. Carter and Duke Slater for keeping us safe.  We appreciate and honor your service to this nation.

And before the hate mail starts pouring in, of course, I’m only joking.  To all of my friends and relatives who have served in our armed forces, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to write my silly blog and enjoy my day-to-day life.  I respect you all and your service.  Thank you.

Also, happy Armistice Day.  Let’s not forget the foundation of our current Veterans’ Day, which was the armistice to end WW I.

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