Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran Bus

It's Veteran's Day here in the U.S. A day to commemorate and honor our military veterans, who have sacrificed so much for us.

If you happen to encounter a serviceperson today, do what my wife does every day: shake his or her hand and say, "Thanks for serving!"

Find all kinds of information about the holiday as well as regional celebrations at the Veteran's Administration website.


Fred accidentally gets on a bus full of war veterans but, realizing the bus is going his way, decides to ride along for a bit.

He first sits down next to a man who jerks his head to the left every few seconds, as if hoping to catch someone looking at him. After a few minutes of this, Fred can't take any more and asks, "What's wrong with you?"

"Sorry. I picked up this habit during the war and I can't seem to stop." So Fred switches seats.

He discovers in his new seat that he's being kicked in the backside every few seconds. So he turns around and there's a woman who's right leg is constantly twitching and spasms into a kick. "Would you kindly stop kicking me?" Fred asks.

"Sorry, I can't." the woman replies. "I got this in the war and now I can't control it."

Fred moves again.

This time he sits near a man who's left hand is flailing about erratically. Fred says, "Let me guess, you got that in the war, right?"

The reply was, "No, I got this out of my nose. Now I can't get it off my hand!"

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WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?" (George Canning)


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