Hug a veteran today. Whatever your politics might be, these guys sure do put up with a lot more than we ever do, and deserve our thanks.
My wife’s nephew Keith is a medic with the 101st Airborne.
My friend and former coworker Phil is an Army brigade commander in Afghanistan.
Gregg’s buddy Rich is serving in Baghdad.
Oh, and here’s something you can do. Read Rich’s Tour of Duty blog; it’s fascinating, for one thing. And he’s lonely, and wants Christmas cards from his blog readers, even if you’re a total stranger. Go do it. It’s easy, and it’ll make somebody feel really good.
Which is kind of what Christmas is for.