“Good morning world. WHEN IS VETERANS DAY? And asking you that odd question in a confusing way. Since TODAY IS VETERANS DAY. Knowing that VETERANS DAY has again just come to the UN-UNITED STATES . Here’s yet another seasonal question about the HOLLOW-days OR holidays that keep coming our way. Because stuck somewhere in between Halloween, and Thanksgiving it seems like there is yet One more YEARLY ANNIVERSARY that has something to say about EVERYTHING! That’s why, realizing that yet another Holiday, or HOLLOW day has just come our way. With some of you not really knowing what any of those things mean to what you are doing or saying. And with none of us REALLY KNOWING WHAT TIME IT IS, or what is coming. I am now wondering in many different ways. WHAT IS VETERANS DAY? ALSO WHEN IS VETERANS DAY? And realizing THAT EVERY DAY IS VETERANS DAY!….. Here are some more great ideas, and sweet treat inquiries to keep your mind CENTERED on the Right things, while we are going along our way!…! So, to find out what any of that means! Let’s take the HOLLOW out of life! And, today also EVERY Night in-between LETS REMEMBER what will always be important to EVERYBODY! And THINKING ABOUT another HOLIDAY, like VETERANS DAY! Today and EVERYDAY… LET’S REMEMBER WHAT BEING FREE REALLY MEANS! And KNOWING THAT THE PRICE FOR FREEDOM HERE IN THESE UN-UNITED STATES DID NOT COME FREE, OR EASILY! LET’S REMEMBER EVERYDAY IN EVERYWAY to be Thankful for the BRAVE men and women who have lived also died so you can work, play, and sleep peacefully. And TODAY also EVERYDAY LETS REMEMBER to be THANKFUL for those who SERVED in our military, who are still alive, as they keep living their NIGHTMARES while silently dying inside. And knowing that OUR COUNTRY WILL SURVIVE! For the many ways we say Thank You night and day. LET’S ADDITIONALLY REMEMBER ALL OF THE TIME to say THANK YOU TO A VET in some way! So taking a slight deviation from my other THANKFUL blog thoughts. But still staying true to my EVERYTHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR theme…… I want to say a special THANK YOU EVERYDAY to our Vets on Veterans Day WHO KNOW WHAT THIS DAY REALLY MEANS! I ALSO WANT TO SAY A HUGE THANK YOU… TO OUR VETS EVERYDAY IN BE-TWEEN! BECAUSE I TOO KNOW WHAT THIS HOLIDAY REALLY MEANS! So, making that HUGE THANKFUL statement… during this Remembering relay. As VETERANS DAY once more prepares to come our way, then slowly fades out of sight. While knowing for some of you that VETERANS DAY will again only be seen as ANOTHER HOLLOW UNIMPORTANT DAY where you don’t have to work and instead you can go to PARADES and PLAY today and tonight! YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT’S NOT RIGHT! Because VETERANS DAY IS A WHOLE LOT MORE. And with you RUNNING OUT OF TIME to find out what that means! YOU NEED TO GET THINGS STRAIGHT and RIGHT. AND TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN EVERYTHING! YOU NEED TO TAKE THE HOLLOW OUT OF THIS HOLIDAY. And KNOWING THAT VETERANS DAY WILL ALWAYS BE MUCHHHHHH MORE THAN A HOLLOW DAY or a PARADE…. Let’s remember how IMPORTANT AND SPECIAL OUR VETS are EVERY DAY! AND KNOWING THAT PERSONALLY ……while PERSONALY knowing about their Sacrifices made….. As Many thoughts about my GRANDSON ZACHARY, My COLONEL Daddy, My two Sons who SERVED IN THE AIRFORCE, and our other Veteran Family members who have served our country SINCE THE FIRST INDEPENDENCE and AMERICAN REVOLUTION DAY WAY BACK IN 1775 have come my way! Knowing in some way that there has ALWAYS been a BRAVE STRONG MAN I LOVED STANDING TALL, WHILE PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY IN SOME WAY AND IN EVERY WAR! INCLUDING THE REVOLUTIONARY AND CIVIL WAR. WORLD ONE, AND WORLD WAR TWO. THE VEITNAM WAR, AND THE WAR IN IRAQ, AND AFGHANISTAN TOO! Next thinking about my other dear Friends AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU TOO! Who have likewise served our country and fought for the RED, WHITE, and BLUE!… Even more THANK YOU thoughts are still coming to my mind. So, line by line TIME BY TIME thinking about THANKFUL THINGS, while WONDERING WHEN VETERANS DAY IS? Yesterday, today, and tomorrow shore to shore, here are yet more HARD-FOUGHT BATTLE-WEARY THOUGHTS….hiding behind my minds door… And thinking about things that are involved in this BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY that have just come our way. Here is something YOU can do to take the HOLLOW out of the DAY! And instead of IGNORING OUR VETS WHO YOU MEET ON THE STREET….. In all ways EVERY DAY from far and near! Let’s REMEMBER TO THANK our DEAR VETS ALL OF THE TIME WHILE THEY ARE HERE to meet and greet! Additionally even though this is Not Memorial day. Remembering our Vets in EVERYWAY! Let’s THANK OUR HEROS, who have Fearlessly already died and who have gone into the guiding light. And let’s also REMEMBER to THANK those who are STILL HERE standing by our side. Yes lets THANK THOSE WHO ARE STILL ALIVE, and who are in our sight! And HOLDING THEM ALL CLOSE LIKEWISE TIGHT IN PRAYER DAY AND NIGHT….Lets ALWAYS THANK OUR VETS for STANDING TALL, and Winning the Fight! And as, THEY ARE PREPARED TO DIE FOR US that’s clearly a great idea EVERY DAY out of the year ALL OF THE TIME! Because, as I am writing this post as yet another VETERANS DAY has come by. I have again realized saying THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU……. to somebody who has served our country. Or who was wounded in battle… Or who died in combat….. Or who will always be a member of a family still crying forevermore. Or saying Thank you to a Vet who is still silently fighting their own PTSD wars shore to shore! WHILE ALSO THANKING OUR VETS WHO ARE STANDING TALL RIGHT NOW…. WHO ARE READY TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY FROM WAR! THAT’S WHEN WE ALL NEED TO REALIZE THAT SHORE TO SHORE VETERAN’S DAY IS NOT…… NOR WILL VETERANS DAY EVER BE…. A ONE DAY THING! Therefore KNOWING WHAT VETERANS DAY IS FOR! Sunset to sunrise I am CONSTANTLY saying to all of us ….young or old in line… LET’S THANK OUR VETS ALL OF THE TIME! YES, LETS THANK THOSE WHO PROUDLY WORE THE UNIFORMS RAIN OR SHINE! LET’S THANK OUR VETS WHO RIGHT NOW ARE WEARING THE DIFFERENT HATS FROM ALL BRANCHES AND SERVICES ALL OF THE TIME! AND SEEING OUR VETS IN THE STORES AND RESTAURANTS, WHILE MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE NOT BLIND TO WHAT THEY HAVE DONE NOW OR BEFORE. WITH THEIR VET HATS REMINDING US IN THEIR OWN WAY WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LIVE UNDER THE GUN WHILE SLEEPING IN STRANGE PLACES… KNOWING EVEN TOMORROW, ALSO THE NEXT DAY AND EVERYDAY IN-BETWEEN WILL BE VETERANS DAY! LET’S MAKE SURE THAT WE ALL KNOW…. THAT VETERANS DAY IS EVERYDAY NOW AND BEFORE! THAT MEANS, NOW AND FOREVERMORE LET’S THANK OUR VETS FROM ALL BRANCHES OF SERVICES ALSO FROM ALL WARS!… So, KNOWING WHAT VETERANS DAY IS FOR. LET’S THANK OUR VETS FOR KEEPING US FREE, AND SAFE! And doing that we will All know that EVERYDAY IS VETERANS DAY!” Joslin Fitzgerald…the Merry Mary Author…..