Thank you everyone!

I just want to thank everyone for the wonderful outpouring of support and good will that has been shown towards my son.  I am genuinely overwhelmed by the kindness everyone has shown him here.

In the short time I have been posting on WordPress, I feel like I have made some new friends, in the truest sense of the word, even though I have never met them in person (with the exception of Smoke & Mirror’s Michael Murphy–I have to look at his ugly mug every day.)  😉  I look forward to the kind words that await me whenever I toss something up here, and it’s interesting how each person’s personality comes through even in this somewhat impersonal medium (a tribute to their skill with words).

I cannot help but think how this country has learned at least one lesson from Vietnam.  I have some friends who are Vietnam vets who tell me some real horror stories about how they were treated when they returned.  More than one has told me how that were actually spit upon by those who opposed the war.  Irrespective of how one may feel about the Vietnam war, this country’s treatment of its veterans represents a shameful chapter in this nation’s history.

At least now people have learned to treat the veterans with the respect they have earned, regardless of their views on this war.  When I was picking my son up at the airport, more than one person would come up to him and shake his hand.  I don’t think I have ever been prouder of him than I was at that moment.

So to all who were kind enough to leave comments, my sincerest and most heartfelt thank you to you all.


5 Responses to “Thank you everyone!”

  1. 1 Red
    March 22, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    You’re very welcome :]

  2. March 23, 2007 at 7:47 am

    Quite welcome! You’re right, Vietnam was one of those times we wish wasn’t there in our history. However, if it had never happened, then I’m afraid that kind of response would’ve welcomed our troops home today. I think Americans learned a valuable lesson from Vietnam just in the way we treat soldiers, who most will say they willingly went to war for our country.

    Well said.

  3. March 23, 2007 at 9:51 am

    I really appreciate somebody acknowledging that there is a difference between being against (a) war and being grateful for the sacrifices that men and women who serve (and their families and friends) make trying to do their part in making the world a better place.

    Absolutely. I myself have become rather disillusioned with this administration, but the men and women in our armed service deserve nothing less than our respect.

  4. 4 joebec
    March 23, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    thank you, Smith, for having such a great blog and being such a nice, caring person!

    Thank you! You’re so sweet, you’re making me blush again!

  5. 5 ~m
    March 23, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Hey, I shaved my head for you today, you blogging bastard! (jk)

    I know! And you look SO hunky too, you big lug! 8)

    Glad the boy made it home and you got to spend a nice day with him. You’ve more than earned at least that.
    Can’t think of a better way to spend a birthday.

    Yup! It was the best birthday I’ve ever had.

    Ugly mug?
    Eat me.

    I will, but only if you promise to keep your head nice and smooth!



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