BLACKFIVE: Veterans Day – Part 1 – We Start With the Late Great Mike Royko

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…

Veterans Day

From Cox & Forkum
Happy Veterans' Day

I miss Cox and Forkum (I first ran this in 2004).

Thank a vet today.  Also, today’s the last day to give to Project Valour IT (inside the competition window, they’d be glad for donations anytime…)