Brother in Arms

Editor: Many of us remember the time when we, in uniform, were treated as "second class citizens."

Editor:

Many of us remember the time when we, in uniform, were treated as “second class citizens.” There was a time in the early 60s when McLean’s magazine rated military people second to last in terms of respect … farmers were last and dentists first.

Once our people started dying in foreign countries, we gained respect, had highways named ‘Highway of heroes’ and ‘Veterans highway’ etc. How times changed.

On this upcoming Remembrance Day and on all of them – Happy Brother’s Day.

I am proud to have served with each of you at one time or another.

You may have served in combat or in non-combat. You have retired out or you may have served for a short time.

You may have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force but you served. You did your job honourably and for that I am proud to call you brother. You may have served during Korea, WWII, UN duties or Afghanistan, Damascus, Cairo, Cyprus, etc but you served, you did not run.

You have a discharge certificate with those words “Honourably Discharged” two of the most noble words in the world.

Again I am proud to know each and every one of you.

Today is Band of Brothers Day, send this to all your brothers, fathers, sons and fellow veterans you know. Happy Brothers Day.

To the cool men that have touched my life: Here’s to you. I was never a hero but I am thankful and a real brother walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you.

Roger Stevens,

England

 

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