Byrdmouse is a devoted husband and father that says what's on his mind even if no one else agrees with him.

In fact, especially if no one else agrees with him

Veteran's Day

In the last two weeks I've found myself so busy that even my busy explanation needs explaining. Maybe I should just simplify since that would take less time to communicate. And yes, even though it would take me time to come up with a simpler explanation in the long run this would save time but I'm just ecstatic about saying that I'm so busy I don't know if I lost a horse or found a rope. Anyway, a week before Veteran's Day I passed some folks from the Disabled Vets of America passing out imitation forget-me-nots and as a disabled vet I stopped to talk to them. As I've mentioned before, I am proud to be a disabled vet but feel ashamed when someone thanks me for my service. I feel that we should be really thank those who deployed. I served between the two Gulf Wars and the one time my unit completely deployed they didn't take the Field Artillery battery (which yes means they didn't fully deploy). I thanked them for their service and mentioned that to them. The gentleman I spoke with corrected me for my attitude. He thanked me and said that my generation had a choice, his generation were told to go. As hard as I try to think outside the box and be unconventional, sometimes my thinking is still one-dimensional and flat.

Regardless, I hope you had a good Veteran's Day and even though it has now passed thank the next veteran you see. Let them know you appreciate their effort whether it was voluntary or involuntary.

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The Odd Political Post

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