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.