Tuesday, November 10, 2009



Today is Veteran’s Day. On this, the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, at the eleventh hour, the horror of World War I, the war to end all wars, was finally over. Today, in barracks, and dining halls, in clubs and homes and tanks, ships, planes and foxholes all over the world, soldiers, sailors and airmen will pause and remember. Many will have tears in their eyes. Pause yourself for a moment as you read this, and join me in this toast many vets will share- “to our fallen comrades”. Pause today and remember that unemployment among veterans of the War on Terror hit an all-time high, 11.3% in August. Remember that thousands of servicemen and women have been blessed with life after suffering wounds from which they would not have survived in earlier wars. Thanks to the best health care available anywhere in the world, they are alive. However, they will carry physical and emotional scars for the rest of their lives. My thoughts and prayers are with them, and with those still in harm’s way-doing what they are trained to do-protecting us. Stop and thank a vet today. Better yet, hire a vet today.

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Bruce DuFresne

Tired of unresponsive "representatives" who do as they're told?

Governance is too important to leave in the hands of politicians. We need to hold our representatives feet to the fire. We must watch every bill, demand that they read it fully and listen to us. We must be relentless in our civic duty because we have been asleep too long.


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I'm a conservative Republican who ran for Congress in Colorado's Third Congressional District in 2010. Though I lost the primary I gained an amazing insight into how politics works, and I met hundreds of wonderful, concerned citizens. Let's stay engaged in the mission. Write to me at beawatchman@aol.com, and keep the faith.