Veterans Day…

Since I’m on the road, I’ll have a quiet dinner with a few cousins tonight. I would ask that you remember the veterans in your family, and thank them for their service.

To my fellow veterans. I still remember the day I said these words:

“I, (State Your Name), do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

As has been stated many times, I have never been relieved of that oath.

One other thing you might do is consider this-


The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Link is HERE.

Of note, this is available to ALL veterans, regardless of rank or service.  It’s a chance for the ‘little people’ to be heard, not just the commanders.  If you know a WWI, Korea, Vietnam or GWI or GWOT vet, get them to participate. Let us leave a legacy for the following generations.


Veterans Day… — 23 Comments

  1. From a fellow vet to me:
    “Hi there Ed, they are offering Vets free meals at Chilis, Olive Garden, Applebees, Red Robin, Max & Ermas.
    Breakfast at Dennys, Ihop.
    Free coffee at Starbucks. Donut at Tim Hortons…etc
    So incredibly nice of these business’s. “

  2. Yep; That oath had and has no expiration date.
    Distinctly different from politicians who’s oath expires minutes after swearing it.

    • It’s amazing how quickly politicians forget their duty to God and country, and how self-indulgent they are as they tackle the task of running a city, county, state or nation.

  3. Agreed – too that oath a number of times, never saw an expiration date on it. Thanks for your service Jim and your continued efforts to make sure our guys have the best stuff out there!!

    LL – +++++++ on your comment – their oath means little to nothing to the vast majority of them. Hoping this new batch will be better . . . hoping . . .

  4. I feel a bit pissy today. Veterans day is not a day out of school here in SC like we were used to in FL. But By God the kids have MLK day off.
    and because the so called leader of this country found it neccessary to bug out of country.
    With that said….Thank you so much NFO and to your followers and for their service to defend our country. I feel saying Thank you to our veterans for their sacrifice is not nearly enough…

  5. And a big Thank You and Welcome Home to you,too, Sir. My oath hasn’t expired yet, either. The expiration date will co-inside with my expiration date.

  6. Thank you Old NFO for your service and to all the other Veterans that come here and may read this. We owe you more than we could ever repay.

  7. Thank you shipmate for your service, as I remember saying that oath each time I re-enlisted. I am still a senior chief, just at a new command, COMNAVHOMELANT.

  8. A heartfelt Thank You to all who have served, especially my Dad, my Brother, my Daughter, and my Grandson.

  9. Buck- Understood!

    Roger/LL- EXACTLY!

    Buck/Ed- Thanks!

    Bill- And to you my friend, and LL, and Buck, and Senior, and Ed, and Rev, and CP…

    JUGM- Yep, that is ‘interesting’ to put it mildly… Agreed!

    CP- Yep! ‘We’ all have the same expiration date…

    Mrs.C/Randy- Thank you.

    Rev- And to you sir!

    Fargo- Thanks!

    Senior- Very true!

    Dammit- Thank you!

  10. To Old NFO, I offer a Hardy and Heartfelt Thank-you.
    I also want to offer a Hand Salute!

  11. What Rick said above!! One of my son’s was watching the news on Fox yesterday and heard this oath being read and he asked me if I still considered myself bound by it. I told him, Till death do us part!

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