Blackfive has a Mike Royko column about how a lot veterans will be working on Veterans’ Day, while non-vets get the day off (I’ll be working, as well…) and he has a legislative solution:
BLACKFIVE: Veterans Day – Part 1 – We Start With the Late Great Mike Royko
…Of course that’s a raw deal. So I propose that the members of Congress revise Veterans Day to provide the following:
- All veterans — and only veterans — should have the day off from work. It doesn’t matter if they were combat heroes or stateside clerk-typists.
Anybody who went through basic training and was awakened before dawn by a red-neck drill sergeant who bellowed: “Drop your whatsis and grab your socks and fall out on the road,” is entitled….
Go over there and read the rest. Funny, and a good idea…