Before we respect the bird we should....
Nov. 5, 2011 9:50 am
Updated: Nov. 13, 2011 4:50 am
I have read Doug Matthews spirited "Respect The Bird!!!" blog (Nov. 15, 2010). I have also read Allrecipes "Fight To Take Back Thanksgiving" and "Respect The Bird" campaigns.
First let me say, I know that Thanksgiving is not just a meal before Black Friday. I know the true meaning of Thanksgiving and celebrate it as such.
However, before we respect the bird we should respect the Veteran. November 11th is Veterans Day(U.S) and Remembrance Day(Canada). Veterans Day and Remembrance Day are also leap frogged into the ho ho ho.
I met this Veteran during a Veterans Day ceremony.
Veterans Day ceremony
"Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the things we have. Veterans Day is a day we pause to give thanks to the people who fought for the things we have."
There, I've got this off my chest and I feel better now. As a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran myself, I give a heartfelt salute to all Veterans.