We try not to talk politics here on DC -- this isn't a political post.
This is a post to recognize the individuals who have contributed to society by serving their country.
We all have prejudices and stereotypes about people -- where they come from is sometimes a mystery. One of the best things about this site has been meeting different kinds of people who have challenged those stereotypes and opened my eyes to the uniqueness, humour, creativity, foibles, generosity, and general unpredictability of the human character. We have quite a few military folks here on DC, both retired and active -- and we are made better and more human by their presence. Folks, you will always find a home here. As you were.