(Words by Chris, pictures by Cee)
Cee and I try to honor the diversity of all of you who follow her blog. We try to avoid political, religious and ethnic controversy so that everyone will feel welcome.
Today is an exception, though, so please forgive me. It’s Veterans Day in the United States. As a disabled Vietnam vet, it’s my day. I spend it remembering fallen and damaged friends, and reconnecting with a time in my life that formed a lot of who I have become.
For the United States veterans, welcome home my sisters and brothers. Thank you for raising your hand and swearing to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
For veterans of military service around the world, I honor your service, too. Some of you were allies, some of you were not. War is never a good solution to any human conflict, but we all managed to persevere, settle our differences and evolve into a global society.
May we come to live as citizens of a world that knows peace and love for one another.
These photos were taken at the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indian (Oregon USA) Veterans Memorial on a wet rainy day. This first photo is a bench that honors all branches of the US Military.
This photo show the entire memorial with the bench in the foreground. I can just see veterans and veterans’ families just sitting and enjoying the beautiful view that is behind the memorial honoring their loved ones.
Qi (energy) hugs
Cee and Chris