Veterans’ Day 2012

It’s a bit late in the day here, on Veterans’ Day, 2012.

With Daylight Savings Time, it’s getting dark earlier, so as the afternoon wends toward evening, I’m tossing in a word or two.

I want to send a little love note to the Greatest Generation, the heroes who suffered through the Great Depression and then fought in World War II.

When I was a little kid, I didn’t understand enough to appreciate those veterans in my family. They got up and went to work every day, mowed lawns and paid bills. I didn’t realize they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things. I didn’t realize how special they were until I got older.

I found out that heroes don’t have to make a lot of noise and brag and boast and toot their own horns and demand attention. The heroes I knew were just regular guys. How extraordinary.

Thank you, veterans.

Pleasanton Veterans Day Parade, 2012

Pleasanton Veterans Day Parade, 2012 (Photo credit: Images by John ‘K’)

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