(Yes, this is a repost. I originally put this up in 2006.)

I forget, sometimes, that I’m a veteran. Nine years in the US Air Force and I’ve been kicking myself almost since the day I left for not doing a full 20.

I was in Deagu Korea during the initial Gulf War. I would have volunteered, really, but I’d already been told not to bother. And that was literally from the top. But I’m still proud to have served, and proud of the work I did.

It’s an honor to be a veteran. And I’m damned proud of every other veteran that’s served with honor.

So be sure to hug your veterans today!