Thursday, November 11, 2010

Toby Keith Twofer Tribute to Veterans

A brief departure from my normal Thursday fare in honor of Veterans Day celebrated today in the US. It was started as holiday that celebrated the Armistice that was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that ended World War I.

Signed into law a year later, it became a legal holiday in the United States. In 1954, the holiday was amended to become a celebration honoring all of the nation’s veterans and the name was officially changed to Veteran’s Day.

My nephew, Naval Lieutenant Chris Owston, in Iraq
where he served as Medical Officer for a Marine battalion.
He just returned from Afghanistan - his second tour of duty
in the Global War on Terror.

To honor our veterans of all wars, I have selected two songs by Toby Keith: “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” and “An American Soldier.” Thanks Veterans for all you have done and sacrificed for the rest of us.

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