thank you veterans

Today is Veterans Day in my country. Originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I, it has been broadened in many nations to honor the veterans of all wars. But whether known as Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Anzac Day, or another name, it’s always about courage — facing one’s fear for the sake of something bigger than oneself.

  “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ~Maya Angelou

     “Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.” ~George R.R. Martin

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or lose heart, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~Joshua 1:9

Thank you, veterans, for facing your fears for us.

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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41 Responses to Courage

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  2. Thank you for this. My husband is an Air Force Vietnam veteran. My dad and 8 uncles served in WWII (three of them lost their lives), half a dozen great uncles served in WW!.

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  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Mitch, I stand with you in honor of our servicemen/women who have sacrificed for our freedoms. It saddens me, as I write about “fighting with faith”, to see disrespect,disregard, and dishonor for all that OTHERS have done to PRESERVE our rights.God bless us.Personally, I have two sons in the Air Force. They’re not on the front line, and for that I’m grateful. May we humans, young and old, truly understand the costs. Peace and blessings to you, Mitch.

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  4. Great words Mitch. May God bless all those who fought for our freedom, as well as their families and loved ones. 🙏🙏

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  5. I love Maya Angelo’s quote. It’s so true. Without faith we can only be loving (or patient, or generous, or truthful, or …) until having those virtues means taking a risk..

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  6. numrhood says:

    favorite film from chris hewitt


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  8. Terrific post, Mitch

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  9. robstroud says:

    On behalf of the veterans reading your tribute, allow me to say “thanks” for your expression of appreciation. Serving in the armed forces is regarded by most vets–this one included–as a great privilege.

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  10. gregoryjoel says:

    Thanks for this Mitch. I was listening to “Fresh Air” today. The guest (I can’t remember his name) , a former decorated Marine in Fallujah, said something I appreciate. Bravery is not a feeling. Fear is a feeling. Bravery is acting no matter how bad the fear,,,

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  11. Lisa Beth says:

    Another great post and due honor to veterans.
    Great quotes, Maya Angelou reminds me of Winston Churchill’s,
    “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.”
    And we surely need more!

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  12. believe4147 says:

    And in facing their fears ours were overcome. We do thank God for their courage and sacrifice.

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