Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Day 201


A nervous Thanksgiving for an unsettled year. The mountains surrounding the Secret Hidden Bunker are unchanged in their stately magnificent, but the fear is like a clinging mist in the valleys. Mostly this morning my thoughts and prayers are with those in uniform who serve around the world. My thoughts are with our troops in the Sandbox, led by a Commander-In-Chief who clearly despises them, by a government that too often seems to see those brave men and women as disposable game pieces, in countries who, on the day our forces leave, will revert to the 13th Century as if our decade of sacrifice from our best never happened.

I have been out of the country quite a bit recently, and as much as I love meeting the people and seeing the sights of other countries, there is always a great moment when you cross the border back into the United States and someone in uniform says, "Welcome home."

We are Americans and we are exceptional. And that is worth being thankful for!

From the Secret Hidden Bunker in the Rocky Mountains, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

6 comments:

Thor said...

"We are Americans and we are exceptional. And that is worth being thankful for!"

That is the quote of the season.

Darrell said...

And it's a beautiful day in Colorado. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Pathfinder said...

Amen to all you said, Brother.

A Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well, MB.

Rastus said...

"We are Americans and we are exceptional. And that is worth being thankful for!"

This needs to be a part of the closing of Shooting Gallery or one of your other shows. It is iconic in the proper context.

DamDoc said...

amen!

How to GPS said...

Thanksgiving Day is coming soon. I am always convinced that Thanksgiving Day is a holiday when we thank our family and friends for their love, support and help during the year. Then, how do you usually express your gratitude to the beloved people around you? As far as I am concerned, to select wonderful gifts for them is a pretty good idea. For instance, if you want to buy a car DVD player for your father as a Thanksgiving Day gift, you need to do some preparation.