happy Veterans Day

My husband is a veteran of the United States Army, Special Forces Group Ten.  I told him that it should be called Unit Ten because Group Ten makes it sound like a method for organizing a kindergarten field trip, but he insists that they were a group, not a unit.  It also makes no sense to me that the first Special Forces group was number five and the last formed was group one.  That is why we are so confused by the United States military.  You are supposed to start with the number one and move up from there; how can they not understand this?

I would like to point out that while my husband was learning how to kill people with a Q-Tip, I was still in Junior High.

Still, my husband is a veteran, and he has to go to work today.  Meanwhile, my teenagers, who feel they are serving their country every time they throw their empty water bottles on the floor of my car as opposed to out the window, have the day off.

I propose that veterans should get the day off, and teenagers should be woken up by a drill sergeant at 4:30 AM, forced to run ten miles, build a fire out of cow manure, and feast on a meal of squirrel road kill.  There should be lots of push-ups involved, and it should be either pouring rain or a hundred degrees.  Then, they should spend the rest of the day learning how to build a sniper rifle.  Actually, my fourteen-year-old son would enjoy that, and I am slightly freaked out by his potential enthusiasm.  Forget the rifle, the rest of the day will be spent cleaning the latrine, peeling potatoes, and hazing each other.

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3 thoughts on “happy Veterans Day

  1. Caryn says:

    Amen!!! Please take pictures of my nieces and nephew doing this today and send. Thanks. 😉

  2. tersiaburger says:

    I think military training is wonderful. It is the wars I hate. I believe that Military Training teaches young people discipline and gives them time to make up their minds about the rest of their lives… I too wish they could just dump the Gun Training! Latrine, potato peeling…wonderful syllabus!

  3. From all of us cowards out there, “Thanks Tim!”

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