Dedicated to all who served . . .
It's Veterans Day, and I'm giving a salute to all who served over the next three days. I'm starting today by posting images from most of the wars of American history. Before moving on, take a moment to read the lines below from a song that profoundly affected me as a high school senior:
Say a prayer for the common foot soldierSpare a thought for his back breaking workSay a prayer for his wife and his childrenWho burn the fires and who still till the earth
Raise your glass to the hard working peopleLet's drink to the uncounted deadLet's think of the wavering millionsWho need leaders, but get gamblers instead
From "Salt of the Earth" by Jagger-Richards on the 1968 album Beggars Banquet.