Happy Veterans Day!

posted at 1:32 pm on November 11, 2007 by Bryan

Say thank you to all our vets, particularly vets from the war against the jihad.

If you’re a little bit country.

And if you’re a little bit rock n roll.

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God bless all our men & women in ar armed services!

CloneTrooper on November 11, 2007 at 1:37 PM

Thank you to all U.S. military past ,present, and future.

xplodeit on November 11, 2007 at 1:41 PM

America Salutes those who have, do and will serve…
our freedom rests on your shoulders.

thank you doesn’t seem like enough…

Kaptain Amerika on November 11, 2007 at 1:44 PM

Is this the first time Google celebrated veterans day?

Jimmy the Dhimmi on November 11, 2007 at 1:46 PM

I’m not even an American citizen, but God bless America, all that it stands for and its brave soldiers. I will always support you.

Baphomet on November 11, 2007 at 1:46 PM

Kudos to Sgt Tommy Reiman who has been chosen as the new “army Action figure”

Can see detail about this hero and the new action figure

Here at my website

William Amos on November 11, 2007 at 1:48 PM

Goolag? Is that you??! Frost warnings in h3ll.

Krykee. goolag news has 77 article links for Vet Day celebrations.

Power to the people. God save the Republic and salute to all the brave men & women who have ever served. They defend even duplicitous dipstick corporations & seditious citizens & inbred idiots like goolag, mark cuban, and hamaswood, et al.

locomotivebreath1901 on November 11, 2007 at 1:55 PM

Drink to the foam!

God bless.

Rode Werk on November 11, 2007 at 1:57 PM

EVERY day is Veteran’s Day.

Tony737 on November 11, 2007 at 1:58 PM

BTW forgot to add that I just linked to the US Defense department’s “America’s Heroes in the WOT”

It highlight various military personel and their actions in this war. Its very nice and very appropriate this time of year. Can see in on my blog as well

William Amos on November 11, 2007 at 2:02 PM

You’re Welcome Bryan, AllahPundit, and others at HotAir. And thank you. It is an honor, and a pride words cannnot describe.

El Guapo on November 11, 2007 at 2:05 PM

God bless all of our Heroes and those who support them. America wouldn’t be without their noble sacrifices.

DannoJyd on November 11, 2007 at 2:10 PM

Gene Simmons, Ted Nugent and Wayne Newton should go on tour together. They can launch it at Gitmo.

RobCon on November 11, 2007 at 2:10 PM

Wanna hear something disgusting? A conservative coworker of mine has a son in the Navy and a daughter in the Air Force. Her *EX* husband is a liberal college professor and many of their friends are also professors and their wives. When my coworker’s kids joined the military, her so called “friends” all of a sudden stopped talking to her … except one … who asked her … “Aren’t you ashamed?” Needless to say she now chooses her friends more wisely. Typical of college professors and actors or anybody else who doesn’t live in the real world.

God bless our Troops! It’s because of people like you that we’re free to have this debate in the first place.

Tony737 on November 11, 2007 at 2:12 PM

RobCon

Wayne Newton paid us an unsolicited visit last year for our X-mas party. He happened to be in the same casino/hotel we reserved a party room at. I was told he hung out for quite a while and partied with us. Too bad I chose to go home on leave that whole month.

El Guapo on November 11, 2007 at 2:17 PM

Tony737 on November 11, 2007 at 2:12 PM

How many liberals would act like Dog Chapman if their sons or daughters wanted to date someone in the military? The tension between political parties has gotten so bad that unless their is a change, Democrats will become officially anti-military.

Then what?

The Race Card on November 11, 2007 at 2:21 PM

Tony737

I thought liberals were supposed to be the compassionate ones?

Why didnt she smack the person who asked,

“Aren’t you ashamed?”

El Guapo on November 11, 2007 at 2:21 PM

It’s notable that Google UK has nothing, even though it is Remembrance Sunday:
http://www.google.co.uk/

In fact Google.com doesn’t have a special graphic either, at least for me here in the UK. Perhaps this is something to do with Time Zones, or SeaMonkey, or by IP address. Beats me.

Apeking on November 11, 2007 at 2:21 PM

* their there

The Race Card on November 11, 2007 at 2:21 PM

Tony737 on November 11, 2007 at 2:12 PM

I learned a long time ago that there are 2 sorts of people. Those who do and those who cannot. The cannots feel ashamed whenever they encounter someone who can do.

I only have pity for the puppets.

DannoJyd on November 11, 2007 at 2:23 PM

Apeking

Didnt the UK cancel a celebration of a failed/foiled assasination attempt against the king? The reason, it might offend immigrants. If liberals want to keep following the European model, you can kiss holidays like Christmas and Veterans Day (and Memorial Day) goodbye.

El Guapo on November 11, 2007 at 2:26 PM

Rasmussen reports just did a poll asking “What is your opinion of the US Military ?”

Only 60% of democrats had a favorible opinion. The other 40% either hd no opinion or dislike

For Republicans it was 81% favorible.

William Amos on November 11, 2007 at 2:26 PM

Thanks to the troops! If you’re a vet you’re my hero.

A word for the Fred Heads!

Mojave Mark on November 11, 2007 at 2:28 PM

DannoJyd

AKA class envy. These people fail to realize that EVERYONE started out poor at one point and had to bust their butts for what their great-great…grandparents passed on to them and they have now. Maybe this is why liberals love the estate tax.

And perhaps why you have so many people posing as “phony soldiers” and making up war stories.

El Guapo on November 11, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Sincere thanks and Eternal gratitude to all who serve! May God Bless you all!

Zorro on November 11, 2007 at 2:45 PM

Not everyone is celebrating Veterans Day in an honorable way.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_110807/content/01125112.guest.html

Elementary School Honors Conscientious Objectors

Is this those who are conscientious objectors and chose to serve in MOS’s such as medics or chaplains so they dont have to carry a weapon, or are they referring to what the press and liberals have confused and grouped deserters into that category?

But then again this says it never happened: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20071109/BREAKING01/71109022/1270/NEWS0101

El Guapo on November 11, 2007 at 2:49 PM

Those are WWI era helmets so they might just be Kaiser bashers?

Hening on November 11, 2007 at 2:54 PM

Great stuff from Simmons. God bless you all, vets.

Jaibones on November 11, 2007 at 2:58 PM

AKA class envy. These people fail to realize that EVERYONE started out poor at one point …

El Guapo on November 11, 2007 at 2:30 PM

I know the liberals make the argument that only poor people sign up for military service but that is always proven to be wrong thus I discount that phony pontificating. Take Hilarities advice and do not become distracted.

Anyone remember that Mayor Daily’s son signed up? HMMM!

DannoJyd on November 11, 2007 at 3:02 PM

DannoJyd

I admit I enlisted in 1997 (Clinton’s era) because of its benefits, GI Bill, etc, and I did not want any more student loans to pay off the over inflated cost of college (similar to how the housing market got over inflated, but no one is will do anything about it) plus I was working 2 jobs…., but I re-enlisted from GS back into the military, despite having a nice savings account and a good paying job (GS-11) because I wanted to be more directly involved, and I took a paycut/demotion of one rank to come back in (but now i am up +2 to E-6 so no worries). So, yes, that “poor people” theory by Charlie Rangle, is like him, ignorant. They have no idea what answering “a calling” is about.

El Guapo on November 11, 2007 at 3:10 PM

As a Vet (1961 – 1967) I want to thank Bryan and Michelle for all the suport they have shown for us Vets and our active military.

I also want to thank all of you for your support as well. It does mean a lot to us old war dogs.

BobK on November 11, 2007 at 3:12 PM

El Guapo, enlisting while Cigarman was commander-in-chief? That takes guts! Methinks that you should change your handle from The Ladies Man to The American who Can.

My heartfelt thanks for your service. ;o)

DannoJyd on November 11, 2007 at 3:22 PM

Thank Bryan

Wade on November 11, 2007 at 3:32 PM

Sometimes I get disillusioned with America but when I see our magnificent troops in action I can’t help but feel good about it again.

Maxx on November 11, 2007 at 3:35 PM

I too want to thank the numerous other vets and current active duty folks for your service. It makes me tear up to think of the innumerable sacrifices that so many have made, my husband included, so that my family can sleep safely (if not always soundly) in our beds.

It’s a shame, though, that some of the most prominent veterans in the country today are men who deserve to have their citizenship revoked.

the goddess anna on November 11, 2007 at 3:35 PM

I want to thank the Vets and my brothers and sisters in uniform on Active Duty for their service.

Color me surprised. I didn’t think Google had it in them.

Support the Troops!!

Mooseman

Mooseman on November 11, 2007 at 3:38 PM

I cannot ever find the words to express my gratitude, so I will simply say, “Thank you all!”.

SouthernGent on November 11, 2007 at 3:44 PM

To anyone who has worn or does wear the uniform,

Happy Veteran’s Day and thank you!

PowWow on November 11, 2007 at 4:01 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you, all Military personnel, past, present, and future, all branches. You volunteer to fight for our freedom, while most of us go about our lives, and some of us pontificate about this, that, or the other. You even keep the Sheehans/Phelpses/Rosies/Olberkinder of the world free to do what they do.

You’re simply a special breed, above the rest of us, no matter what MB4 writes. He might be just a modest rebel who doesn’t want to take a bow. We thank him too for his service, no matter. With much gratitude and respect,

Entelechy on November 11, 2007 at 4:03 PM

Apeking on November 11, 2007 at 2:21 PM

Same thing in Canada; it’s Remembrance Day here, and google.ca isn’t looking any different.

Business as usual, even though Remembrance Day is a big deal up here.

Frozen Tex on November 11, 2007 at 4:08 PM

Entelechy on November 11, 2007 at 4:03 PM

Why do I get the feeling that it hurt you physically to say that? Man, I feel your pain. :oD

DannoJyd on November 11, 2007 at 4:20 PM

I just wanna know how those old vets can still get their
uniforms on!! When I came home in ’71, I musta had a 30″
waist. And now, 36 years later, it’s 36!!

gary on November 11, 2007 at 4:24 PM

Dogpile has always had classy graphics…

Rusty Bill on November 11, 2007 at 4:30 PM

I just wanna know how those old vets can still
get their uniforms on!! When I came home in ‘71, I musta
had a 30″ waist. And now, 36 years later, it’s 36!!
gary on November 11, 2007 at 4:24 PM

heh … I feel your pain.

God Bless all our vets and our allies, past, present, and
future. Thank you!

SilverStar830 on November 11, 2007 at 4:32 PM

sad, just checked google canada, us and uk, and all of them have the normal graphic up again

Canadian Imperialist Running Dog on November 11, 2007 at 4:35 PM

Great thread, Bryan.

Thank you so very, very much to all our vets, to any reading this, and to all vets everywhere. Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you for being brave. Most of all, thank you for being patriotic Americans. We’re proud of you. We support you. We honor you. We love you.

Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart.

PoliticallyIncorrectSandy on November 11, 2007 at 5:02 PM

Let me take a moment and thank John McCain, Limrick’s son, our members on HA, and ALL those who have, and do wear, the uniforms of this country. My debt to you and yours is one I will never be able to pay and I will never forget it. God bless you and keep you.

CS Deven

csdeven on November 11, 2007 at 5:06 PM

THANKS TO ALL VETERANS TODAY, and each and every day!!!!!
But ’specially today.

.
HONORABLE – VETERANS DAY
.
We all owe our lives, our freedoms, our families, our jobs, our homes, our very serenity, etc to YOU, VETS.
.
THANKS!… more than I can even say.

shooter on November 11, 2007 at 5:42 PM

p.s. Courtney Friel AND Julie Banderas on Fox at the same time. I think MY site (sight?) is gonna crash.
Go Vets!

shooter on November 11, 2007 at 5:43 PM

THANK YOU to all those brave and courageous men and women, past and present, who wear the uniform of the greatest nation on earth – The United States of America.
Tru heros and mighty alrighty!
God bless you, hold you, and keep you close.

Tru2my2 on November 11, 2007 at 5:46 PM

God Bless Vets, and thank you for all you have done for the Republic!

conservnut on November 11, 2007 at 5:51 PM

I wonder if GOOGLE had to debate amongst themselves if they should put up the ‘hint’ at Veterans Day. It is decent of them, yet it is only three helmets.

shooter on November 11, 2007 at 6:08 PM

Thank you, one and all. Damn good job. Thank you, again and again.

oldelpasoan on November 11, 2007 at 6:19 PM

I think Google’s graphic is a pile of horse manure. Those are helmets from WWI. That says to me: We don’t honor any later western military engagement; this is the least we can show and still appear pro-military to our critics.

You don’t fool me, you jerks. Screw Google hard.

ahem on November 11, 2007 at 6:21 PM

As we pause and remember the courage and sacrifice of the
brave soldiers of the Armed Forces,both the United States
Military,and Canadian Armed Forces,as well those overseas,
Rammstein,Gaum,Diego Garcia,Irag,Afganistan,and are silent
service ready at a moments notice to defend and protect
freedom.A special rememberance goes out to the pilot still
lost in the first Gulf War, eternally still on patrol.

To my American allies and friends thankyou for spreading
democracy,and freedom,may “GOD BLESS AMERICA”.

canopfor on November 11, 2007 at 6:33 PM

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!PAST AND PRESENT!!

build the wall on November 11, 2007 at 6:45 PM

I love The United States of America.
I love my brother and sister fellow Veterans.
And I love Hot Air and all of you who comment.
Thank You.

WildBillK on November 11, 2007 at 6:48 PM

Yes, those are “doughboy” helmets, more appropriate to WWI and Armistice Day than Veterans’ Day.

They probably figure nothing done by the contemporary military is worth honoring, and this is their sneaky little way to say so. Of course it could be it was a botched joke.

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Kokonut on November 11, 2007 at 7:01 PM

Some folks, when thinking of lefty hatred for the troops, have California in mind.

Here in Delaware, we have our own unique brand of vile, sick moonbat. This is one of the most disgusting examples of troop-hatred I’ve seen.

LB - the one that isn't LaShawn Barber on November 11, 2007 at 7:11 PM

LB I know that person who posted that vile post wanted to denigrate that man, but I for one, think he has a beautiful face.
And I doubt I am the only woman who would say that. Any man that stands up for this country has a beautiful soul and THAT is what I see in that picture.

In memory of my nephew, KIA Falluja Iraq, 2003.

ArmyAunt on November 11, 2007 at 7:35 PM

When I was a kid I would often pass through Penn Station in Manhattan. Yeah, I remember both video arcades, but mostly I often just had to go to Penn Station from when I used to and currently live on Long Island or when I lived in Queens or Brooklyn, Penn Station was where I went to get to most anywhere in Manhattan.

After 9-11 National Guard troops have ever since patrolled it along with the police. I hate it they have to be there. They’re a constant reminder of real Evil interfering of something silly as liking to go to Penn Station. Obviously I don’t blame them. I love them. I’m glad they are there; I just hate why, but that’s the whole point of who they are.

hadsil on November 11, 2007 at 7:47 PM

Thanks for the videos Bryan, I did not get a chance to watch the “rock and roll” tribute earlier. I was surprised that Gene Simmons was so patriotic. Very refreshing to hear him state that he would fight.

May God Bless our Vets and our great country.

Zorro on November 11, 2007 at 7:55 PM

ArmyAunt, that’s a lovely sentiment – and it makes for a good anti-moonbat venom serum as well!

LB - the one that isn't LaShawn Barber on November 11, 2007 at 8:16 PM

Thanks for the videos Bryan, I did not get a chance to watch the “rock and roll” tribute earlier. I was surprised that Gene Simmons was so patriotic. Very refreshing to hear him state that he would fight.

May God Bless our Vets and our great country.

Zorro on November 11, 2007 at 7:55 PM

I did not even know who Gene Simmons was until I watched his show on A&E, only because I had met Shannon Tweed. Gene was born in Israel and moved to the States as a child. If you have the chance to see his show I am sure he will surprise you. In the episode leading up to the show posted here, he, with his daughter Sophie, visit vets in a Veterans Hospital and it was quite moving.

Wade on November 11, 2007 at 9:17 PM

Thank you all for your service. Without you our country wouldn’t be the same.

Dudley Smith on November 11, 2007 at 9:20 PM

I love The United States of America.
I love my brother and sister fellow Veterans.

…and I feel sorry for those who don’t.

And I love Hot Air and all of you who comment.
Thank You.

WildBillK on November 11, 2007 at 6:48 PM

And I, dare I say we, love you too WildBillK, and Thank You!

Entelechy on November 11, 2007 at 9:21 PM

Isn’t Google actually celebrating Amistice Day (with WWI era helmets)and not Veteran’s Day?

edgehead on November 11, 2007 at 9:41 PM

Hey WWI doughboy helmets are a good representation of our Military. Those guys fought in far more horrific conditions than we do today. WWI is kind of like the Korean war, a war nobody really talks about. My modern day Marine Corps was forged in the trees of Belleau Wood. If you didnt see the Commandant of the Marine Corps birthday message video it’s pretty humbling.

gator70 on November 11, 2007 at 10:33 PM

So many of you have said such awesome things I can’t but repeat the sentiments here, and say I feel lucky to be living in such a great country.

May God bless all of our veterans and troops who have made this country so great.

4shoes on November 11, 2007 at 11:04 PM

My solemn Thank You to my veteran friends on HA, and a personal thank you to my Grandfather, who was shot in WW1, my Dad who served in Vietnam and Korea, my brother who served in the Gulf wars and reenlisted to serve two tours in Iraq, and my cousin, who is navigator on a B2.

I will never fail to hold any of you in my heart…and no less.

RushBaby on November 11, 2007 at 11:32 PM

CanOpFor, same to you and our Canadian Allies on Rememrance Day.

Tony737 on November 11, 2007 at 11:32 PM

I rented the Transformers movie. It was awesome for its own sake, but I couldn’t help but notice – the US military were the good guys. There was the “Sector 7” guy who was a bully, but he wasn’t too much of a heavy. They allow him to express that people’s lives are at stake. They show his motivation is actually honorable instead of just being an ass for the sake of being an ass. The Sector 7 group in general weren’t even bad guys.

In addition, the Army guys call for and cheer, metaphorically speaking – no time for actual cheering, when the Marines lend an assistance and later the Air Force.

I also like how the Secretary of Defense is also not portrayed as a jerk. He does initially reject the computer tech who’s the the “one who knows”, but he doesn’t outright dismiss her, just wanting proof. When he gets it, he makes her his advisor.

The joke with the President ordering Ding Dongs, sounding like George Bush, I allow as humor for humor’s sake.

I wouldn’t call The Transformers a “Veteran’s Day” like movie, but it was good to see the overall positive view of American Military and Government.

hadsil on November 11, 2007 at 11:52 PM

CanOpfor,same to you and our Canadian Allies on Rememrance Day.

Tony737 on November 11,2007 at 11:32PM.

Tony737:From my heart,ThankYou.

canopfor on November 12, 2007 at 1:08 AM

I don’t think they’re celebrating Veteran’s day, I think they’re celebrating Armistice day.

Jason on November 12, 2007 at 4:55 AM

To all who have served, past and present, I salute you! Thank you seems too little to say, but I cannot find the words to truely express how I feel. THank you !!!God Bless You!

mrfixit on November 12, 2007 at 5:42 AM

tears

Ernest on November 12, 2007 at 8:37 AM

Well this is my last Veterans Day on active duty so to all of my brothers and sisters in far away places, keep up the good work and uphold the traditions and honor of those who went before you.
Next May after serving my country for 20 years I will join the ranks of those that fought in every war since the birth of our great nation and I hope that our future generations don’t forget the sacrifices of our Veterans.
So to all of my fellow sailors and marines, oh yeah and you soldiers and airmen too. HAPPY VETERANS DAY and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Marines.

ic1redeye on November 12, 2007 at 8:54 AM

crying my eyes out. America is truly a special place. I am so homesick for my red white and blue.

thank you servicemen and women who made the choice to defend me and the way of life we proud Americans know and love.

I love USA so much, can’t wait to get back home!

pabo on November 12, 2007 at 9:25 AM

I want to thank everyone at Hot Air for everything they have done to support the military, it is much appreciated. And to all Vets from a Vet thank you for your service to this nation you are all great Americans.

Sven on November 12, 2007 at 11:57 AM

Last week I had the unfortunate opportunity to bury my uncle, who served in the Navy during Vietnam. He was battling cancer for a long time, so we had time to prepare for the inevitable. The entire time we were at the cemetary, I kept thinking how awful it would be to go through this without being able to prepare, how many of OUR brothers and sisters have had to go through this over the last 231 years. Its an unbelievable sacrifice, and to all I owe my eternal thanks.

And when he gets to Heaven,
To St. Peter he will tell,
“One more soldier reporting, sir,
“I’ve served my time in hell.”

ConservativeLawStudent on November 12, 2007 at 1:13 PM