Veteran’s DayPosted: November 11, 2013
Q: Who is a Veteran?
A ‘Veteran’ — whether active duty, honorably discharged, retired, or reserve — is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America,’ for an amount of ‘up to, and including his life
Has it been a year already since my last Veteran’s Day post? If you know a Veteran, please reach out to them and thank them for sacrificing time and money to defend the stars and stripes.
Why time? Well…Most people work Mon through Friday 9am to 5pm. Military life is not like that at all. From the soldier on the front lines to the cook in the galley to the Navy Seal Sniper, all service members sacrifice time with their families to stand a watch, cook biscuits or take head shots on enemy officers.
Why money? Our military is grossly underpaid. Sure you have housing paid for, but the amount of money left over at the end of the month in a servicemen’s paycheck is not enough. It is no coincidence that there are tons of pawn shops near military installations. If they did the same job in the civilian world, the pay scale would be alot different.
I served on the USS Bataan (LHD-5) in the US Navy as an Intelligence Specialist from 1996-2000. Click here to find out what the hell an Intelligence Specialist is.
So please take two seconds out and thank a Veteran today.