well its that time of year, veterans day in the u.s.
there are many veterans in this world, probably more than you think and they all served their government usually in the armed forces, but occasionally in other areas as determined by law. there are approximately 48million veterans in the u.s.
elsewhere people celebrate this day as rememberance day.
as for me, i performed my service:
157th SIB (Mechanized) (Spearhead Brigade)
D.C. Military Police
114th Infantry (Light) 29th (Stonewall Brigade)
from 1989, just after Panama, until 1997, 7 years and two months in the reserve and guard with a smattering of active duty, several near activations, a trip to the california desert to ride with the black horse, all fairly interesting.