Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Here's To The Heroes"

Veterans Day is coming up November 11th. In anticipation of that day, the singing group, O.A.R. has teamed up with IAVA, Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America, to sign a pledge of support for this new generation of veterans. Here are two members of O.A.R. to discuss the pledge:

O.A.R. Open Up Your Arms launch video from IAVA on Vimeo.

Here is more about IAVA, the work they do, and the people they represent:

What an impressive organization, and the work they do is invaluable. As they said, whether one supports the wars we are now fighting, or opposes them, support of those who serve this country in uniform is a moral obligation.

Faithful reader, SFIndie, found this excellent video, the perfect follow-up to the Pledge Request. It is an excellent tribute to those who have served, or are currently serving:

(Song performed by the Ten Tenors)

Great quote from Thomas Paine. Please consider signing the Pledge of Support for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans before Veterans Day. Thank you.

And while I am on the subject of our military, you may recall I had a couple of posts recently about Captain Kari Fleming, an Air Force Officer who was noticed for her Good Samaritan act. Recently, our newspaper, the Post and Courier, had a follow-up interview with her.

Captain Fleming is an outstanding ambassador for the US Air Force, but also for the kind of person to which others might aspire. Her humility, her courage, her sense of duty, and continued desire to accomplish goals (she said she still hasn't accomplished her goals as a pilot, despite having logged over 1,200 hours in the air), are all worthy attributes. She is quite the role model, and heaven knows, we could use some of those (though I doubt she would think of herself that way - the whole humility thing and all).

So, here's to the Heroes. Thank you for your service tot his country.


nazareth priest said...

Cheers to the Heroes!
May God keep them safe and their families in consolation while this "whatever" in the Middle East drags on. Thanks!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Indeed, Nazareth Priest. They are amazing people choosing to serve their country. And their families serve as well in their support positions. Blessings on them all!

And thank you!!