In memory of my Uncle John who lost his leg in WWII and my father who served at the conclusion of WWII, I wish to thank our military veterans who have served and devoted their time, risked their lives and sacrificed so much for the freedoms that we enjoy. My friend who is a military veteran, Rob Siedenburg, recently walked across the entire state of Illinois in recognition of and support for those who have served and who are currently serving in the armed forces. It was a privilege to join him at the VA hospital in Danville, Illinois, where a number of veteran's hearts were touched by his token of appreciation and solidarity. For more information, visit http://walkacrossillinois-rob.blogspot.com/.
The following quotation was taken from the flier that he handed out:
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decay and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” -John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
Thank a veteran!