Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Don’t let them down


At our tiny local cemetery flags fly for our Veterans.

Today is Veteran’s Day here in the US.  It’s a day when we remember those that have and still serve in the armed forces and we express our appreciation for their sacrifices.

A World War I Veteran rests.

It hasn’t been a week since the election.  Maybe your guy won.  Maybe your guy lost.

There’s a story to be told right on this marker.

Regardless, how about we make an effort to work together now, starting on this Veteran’s Day.

The founding family of our small town served.

We can move forward together, compromise, fix stuff, make this a better place to live.   For all of us.  Most of all, let’s not let these Veterans down.  We can make them proud of us if we work together.   Heck, we could be proud of ourselves.  And that counts too.

So many have served over such a long time.

Let’s not squander the gift we’ve been given.  Freedom isn’t something to waste.

Thank you.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

10 thoughts on “Don’t let them down

  1. Well said. Many of us take all our freedoms for granted. I hope our country can now begin to move forward, rather than backward.


  2. A very appropriate reminder and statement, Dawn. Well put. Thank you.


  3. I think you just echoed JFK beautifully. Thank you. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy.


  4. So true – if only the politicians would listen!


  5. Beautiful and touching post. I share your thoughts and words about gratitude for the Veterans and the value of Freedom. Thanks.


  6. You’re welcome Isabelle…thanks for stopping!


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