Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans Day

Over the years during and since World War II, cartoonist Bill Mauldin seems to have embodied the American fighting man for all time in his protagonists, Willie and Joe. Constantly revived by editorial cartoonists of every era to symbolize both Memorial Day and Veterans Day and more recently given the deluxe book treatment, here they are with their creator on a stamp.

If you're a veteran, please allow me to say, "Thank you." No matter how big or small your contribution, we couldn't have done it without you. As individuals and as a country, we don't say it often enough or loud enough but we really DO appreciate your service!

For many years, Charles Schulz--himself a veteran--, in PEANUTS, would salute the Vets by having Snoopy on his way to symbolically "quaff a few root beers" with Bill Mauldin. So on this special day, quaff a few with friends and family and hopefully know that we do care.

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