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Proud to be a Veteran

August 15, 2012

Don’t let the years go by without contacting the friends you made in the military. It’s much easier now than before.  Just drop an email and say hello and at some time in your lives get together again. Always be proud of the job you did.  Every job is important and it takes everyone to pull off a mission.  Saying that “I was only a clerk” or “only a mechanic” doesn’t meet muster.  You represent only a fraction of the population of this great country that took the oath to “support and defend the constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, both foreign and domestic”.  You can’t take that lightly.  What you did serving this country makes you special!  How you performed your job was special.  Don’t minimize that honor. Write your story down for your generations.

The internet provides an amazing research tool.  You can locate and identify organizations that celebrate the memory of the units that you once served with.  Use a search engine such as Google or Yahoo and type in your past unit designator.  You may be surprised to find an alumnus organization already exists for that unit.  You may also find that past acquaintances and friends are involved.  Many have newsletters that include history, photos, and interesting material.  Some have publications which may provide an email address for an old buddy that will allow you to renew that contact.

Don’t put this off, do it today!