Drew Brees, Veterans Day, And Dwight Eisenhower

First, thank you to all  Veterans.

Second, by writing this Veterans Day editorial for USA Today, Drew Brees once again proves that in addition to being the World’s Greatest Quarterback, he’s also a hell of a guy.

These [WWII] veterans are leaving us. Now in their 80s and 90s, they are dying at the rate of 797 a day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. I urge families to seek out these veterans. Thank them for their service. Ask them questions. Let your children listen.

They will learn about battles fought in Burmese jungles and on Italian hills. Hear of the heroism displayed on Normandy’s beaches and in submarines beneath the Pacific. And it wasn’t just the soldiers. Millions of American women streamed into the factories to build planes, tanks and ships so vital to our victory. These women symbolized the “we can do it” spirit of the home front. . . .

America’s freedom was endangered. They fought for it, and they saved it. And our children need to know it. Our vanishing WWII vets can teach them that a nation, united and working together, can secure any victory.

Third, about the man who officially made it Veterans Day. We had a very nice Veterans Day program at school, put on by our Air Force JROTC program, and attended by several local vets. It was, though, absent any history of the holiday. To remedy that, I took about fifteen minutes of class to show a quick video, and have a discussion. To make sure the students paid attention, I gave them several questions to answer as they watched, one of which was: “Who changed the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day?”

Easy question; everyone who was awake during that part of the video got it correct. But, check out some  ways they spelled the answer.

DeWhite

D. White

President D. Isenhoward

D. Isenhire

Dwight Isenthourse

And my favorite.

White D. Isac Howard

Glad I’m not an English teacher.

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3 Comments on “Drew Brees, Veterans Day, And Dwight Eisenhower”

  1. Hot Momma Says:

    Or a US History teacher.

  2. draftsonyou Says:

    might as well have been you! you couldn’t make this stuff up.

  3. Greenshirt Says:

    Glady, the cross-eyed bear.


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