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Happy Veteran’s Day from the Addicts!

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Hey hey hey Addicts!

Wookiee stopping by from an extended absence to wish a Happy Veterans Day from Alissa, Bunny and I to some of the most Amazing. People. Ever.  As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (14 years as a flight medic woot woot), Alissa seems to think I’m best qualified to say a special thanks to all the veterans of the military that read this site.  I don’t know about all that but I truly am appreciative of all the prior and current members of the military.  I hope today is a great one for all of you.

For Simpsons nerds, any mention of the military probably makes you nostalgic for the Fighting Hellfish, Rommelwood or Herman’s Antique Store.  I love seeing the military in my favorite show even if sometimes it’s satiric.  As a history nerd, I have to point out that November 11th was originally Armistice Day.  On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Great War (aka WWI) ended when the armistice between Allied Powers and Germany went into effect.  In 1954, the United States changed this federal holiday to Veterans Day to honor people who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  In other parts of the world, it is still know as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.

If you know a vet or are one yourself, don’t forget to enjoy some of the freebies that come with the day.  A quick Oogle search can show you all the goodness you can enjoy.  I myself plan on getting some free grub at a couple places and a delicious cup of Starbucks coffee.  From the bottom of my heart, I personally thank all veterans for their sacrifices so others may enjoy their freedom.  I know there are good days and bad but definitely know my happiness comes at a continual price from dedicated men and women.  Please know this applies to both U.S. servicemembers as well as other nations.  Much love from the fuzzball.

Please chime in below if you have any of your own personal thoughts or thank yous you’d like to share.  We love hearing from you and I’d love to know any of our vets here on Addicts.  TTFN… Wookiee out!

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