November 11, 2012

"The Real Thanksgiving"


Veterans Day is not just a date on the calendar. It is a day that marks the remembrance of those who have served our country for the protection of all of us. Veterans have, and continue to, sacrificed so much so that Americans can enjoy the freedoms we all have. Veterans Day should not be a day; it should be a year long celebration. Whenever I see military personnel I make it a point to walk up to them and say thank you. Not because it makes me feel good; I do it because it's right, its respectful and the look in their eyes tells me its deeply appreciated.

We are a nation that doesn't look for conflicts but we will never back away from one or any that threatens our nation. We do not dictate to others and we should never apologize for any actions we have ever taken as a a country, on our behalf or the behalf of those who are oppressed.To do so would disrespect all of our veterans, from all eras.

Thomas M. Kurpiel 


My dad was a veteran, serving his country during the Korean War, and he was proud to have done so. He had 5 brothers, all veterans of World War 2. Everyone had/has a dad, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter or friend that is a veteran. If not, they absolutely know someone who has or is. Those veterans don't expect you to say thank you and we shouldn't take for granted what they have done. Hopefully, you don't.


We are getting ready in less than two weeks to have Thanksgiving Day. This is a day we give thanks for all that we have. Thank you to all veterans for giving us the opportunity to give those thanks. 



History of Veterans Day (click here)

Homes for Our Troops (click here)

Wounded Warrior Project (click here)

Build Your Career, Jobs for Vets! (click here)

Submitted by Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP

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