Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Happy Veteran's Day
So, today is Veteran's day. I didn't really realize that until I was walking towards 5th Ave and was stopped by police and barricades. I caught the tale end of the Veteran's day parade. My first New York parade. woohoo! The sidewalk wasn't all the crowded but it didn't make walking down 5th Ave any easier so I decided that I to watch a little bit. I was struck about how young all the parade participates were. Age has kind of become a touchy subject to me lately but watching these 18-19 years walk down 5th Ave in their Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine uniforms made me want to cry. How long before these kids are shipped over seas to Iraq or Afghanistan? Will we get out of these places before they are deployed? I know that the military is something that I could never do so I am so happy that there are people who are willing to volunteer for service. I can only hope that in the near future that we won't have to send our kids overseas to fight wars we shouldn't be involved in. That we will live in peace. Wow! That sounds corny. But I do hope that those kids walking down 5th Ave. and all over the US will not have to see conflict. My hopes and prayers are with all our troops.