November 11, 2004


When most of us think of Veterans, we think of the beginning scenes of Saving Private Ryan, the elderly man walking through the white crosses in France. But there's a new face for Veterans these days, a baby face, on soldiers much younger than even I.


Our vets come in all shapes and sizes these days, some of them born as recently as 1986. Yet they're just as distinguished as vets such as my grandfather. Take the time to visit some Milblogs today and pay tribute to the many vets we have out in the 'sphere.

As for me, I'm gonna go hug my favorite vet right now.

The Big Red One has put together a video tribute to our Veterans through the ages. It's also dedicated to CSM Faulkenburg, a Soldier from our post who was killed in Fallujah this week.

Posted by Sarah at November 11, 2004 11:05 AM

And pass along my thanks to your vet!

Posted by: Mike at November 11, 2004 06:13 PM

I am so proud to be connected, even as a civilian, with this great team. Thanks, Sarah, that was wonderful.

Posted by: Oda Mae at November 11, 2004 08:16 PM

I watched the video with tears in my eyes--tears for the loss of Sargeant Major Faulkenberg and tears for the sacrifice my son-in-law is making for our country. He is so intelligent and shows such fine leadership ability that I know the Big Red 1 is fortunate to have him and the other fine young men serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I'm thankful that my daughter appreciates and respects her husband's convictions. God bless all the soldiers and veterans of First I.D. and SM Faulkenberg's family during this difficult time.

Sarah's mom

Posted by: Nancy at November 11, 2004 11:20 PM