In a strange fit of galactic irony, this year we had 2 Veterans' Days – one calendar one, which fell on Sunday, necessitating the second one on Monday – so that government employees were not deprived of one of their days off, and the good people of the United States of America were not deprived of their proper shopping experience.
Of course, if you cared to take a look at the general situation in the country, Veterans had absolutely nothing to celebrate: the re-election of Comrade Barack Hussein Obama, or Barry Soetoro, or whatever the hell his real name is, almost certainly guaranteed the complete gutting and demoralization of our current military; continued senseless slaughter of our troops in Afghanistan; and, last, but not least, the severe cuts in benefits to all the vets.
So, all I could say in my head on those two days was : I am sorry.
I am sorry for the election results.
I am sorry for the deplorable state of the country you risk your life and limb to defend.
I am sorry for the unending assault on you from the general media.
I am sorry I can't even send you care packages for Thanksgiving because I am unemployed and broke.
But please know this: there are a lot of us for whom your dedication to the United States and the Constitution is beyond appreciated. You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly – and that is never said as a tired cliché.
This grateful American, who survived communist hell, salutes you!