Veteran’s day reminders

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. A day to honor
those of us who have served, or are serving
in our military. Thank you for keeping
us free, and Happy Birthday to the Marine
Corps.

We will mention just two things in this
post and close with a quote. While these
two things may not be important to you,
they are very important to us.

The first concerns those of us who fly
the flag at our homes. On Veteran’s Day
the flag should be flown at half-staff
until noon.

If you have a fixed pole, you can put
a black ribbon above the flag but below
the finial. The ribbon should not be
more than 10% as wide as the flag, and
twice as long as the flag.

It should be tied in the center with a
bow so the two resulting parts hang down
as long as the flag.

And the other thing is our local Veteran’s
Day parade. It will be tomorrow, starting
at 10 am. It will start near the Courthouse,
and should last an hour.

The parade will go south on Western Ave.
to 3rd street, east on 3rd street to Main
street, south on Main to 2nd street, west
on 2nd street to Scott street, north on
Scott to 4th street, and west on 4th to
the staging area.

There may be rain but it will be a warmer
than normal day. Bring an umbrella, put
on your raincoat, or just wear a hat. But
please, show up and support our brothers
and sisters who have served to keep us
free.

“It is the soldier, not the reporter who
has given us the freedom of the press. It
is the soldier, not the poet, who has given
us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier,
not the campus organizer, who gives us the
freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier
who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the
flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.”
— Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC (Ret)
Comments are always welcome

16 Responses to Veteran’s day reminders

  1. shabonee says:

    That the stared General gets to resign instead of being fired, as other CIA employees would have been, probably cost the taxpayers a cool million in pension funds.

  2. bill edmond says:

    He retired from the Army over a year ago. That’s where his pension comes from. BTW Keith, what were you doing when I was serving in Vietnam?

  3. Thank you on both parts. many of you do not know that I served in the USMC so I am appreciative of the sentiments and instructions noted.

  4. cruisin2 says:

    shabonee,
    Like bill edmond, we think he is retired from the Army. Don’t know if higher ups in CIA get an automatic retirement or not.

    bill edmond,
    do you know if there would have been a pension from the CIA?

    preachercarter,
    Our pleasure, enjoy the day.

  5. Thank you for serving our country. Be blessed!

  6. Chuck Ring says:

    Thanks for this article.

    On another note, General Patreus served his country (apparently very well) and deserves his pension.

    That he may have been flawed for whatever reason does not diminish his service to the United States. Disappointment for his fall to the faults of other members of humanity troubles me, but I forgive him his frailties and the Lord will sort out the punishments he is to receive … if any.

    God Bless and receive our veterans.

  7. usavet says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    We must not ever our Warriors!

  8. Such a great message, i love that quote. It’s so true.

  9. bill edmond says:

    Cruiser,

    I don’t know if he would get a pension from the CIA after just one year. I would think not, but what do I know?

    Keith: Still waiting, what were you doing when I was getting my a**s shot at as a member of the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam? For that matter, what were you doing when that “starred General” was fighting for his country?

    Cruiser,
    No matter how many people showed up today, we veterans are thankful that people like you did show up. Thanks!

  10. bill edmond says:

    preachercarter,

    Thank you for your service!

  11. cruisin2 says:

    Kitt Crescendo,
    On behalf of all vets, you’re welcome.

    Chuck Ring,
    Glad you liked the article. What we meant, and didn’t say, is that we didn’t think they could touch his military pension and didn’t know if he earned any while at the CIA.

    usavet,
    Amen. We will never forget.

    dearandersoncooper,
    Thank you, we also like the quote.

    bill edmond,
    We didn’t think so, but that would be all he has to lose. And we don’t know if Keith served or not, but not all did. As for the parade, it probably took me 5 years after my discharge to attend the parade. Since we did start going, the tears have gotten fewer and we wouldn’t miss it.

  12. bill edmond says:

    UPDATE:

    Keith Meyer was arrested today for threatening a neighbor with a shotgun. Is anyone surprised?

  13. AnonymouS says:

    Innocent until proven guilty in this country.

    His neighbor is a shady fellow, so before forming an opinion, it’s best to hear the facts.

  14. Sad that someone would use a tribute to our vets to pick a political bone Shabonee. God bless our vets. Love the quote at the end of the post. My little brother, my Dad, step Dad, uncle, and both grandfathers (deceased) are vets. Thank you for your service.

  15. J.G.Lord says:

    Reblogged this on JamesLordsBlog and commented:
    Not a Vet, but live with the chair

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