Thank You To Our Military Veterans

by Brett & Kate McKay on November 11, 2008 · 8 comments

in Blog, Featured

Today in the United States it’s Veterans Day, a day in which we honor those brave men and women who have served their country in the military.

To those who have served in the military, The Art of Manliness takes our hat off to you. Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice in keeping us safe.

To those who are serving now, thank you as well. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We appreciate all that you do.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrew White November 11, 2008 at 8:07 am

My grandfather was a prisoner of war in Burma, in one of the forced labour camps building the Burmese railroad. He still has nightmares, and has felt the effects of his internment his entire life. I think — and my grandad agrees — part of recognising the sacrifices our military veterans made is working to ensure that no other generation has to go through the same thing.

Thank you, veterans and service people, for all you’ve given up to keep our world from being embroiled in chaos. I hope we can help make the world you are fighting for.

2 Alfred Webster November 11, 2008 at 8:55 am

last year i got a chance to participate in a poolee function with the marines,
man,you can see how much they care about each other and know that everyone of them made a sacrifice to become a marine.i enjoyed listening to their stories there was this one marine who i met while walking home,he was telling me a lot about his time in the marines,and how much the military changed his life.

3 Kyle November 11, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Don’t forget that today is also Remembrance Day in Canada! Got your poppy flower?

4 ced November 11, 2008 at 2:14 pm

” Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough Men stand ready to do violence on their behalf ” ( author unknown )
thank you to all of our veterans, especially my Dad, and thank you to those who serve today and to those who will serve tomorrow.

5 Brucifer November 11, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Um, I might be wrong, but in the picture, those don’t look like US troops drilling. The uniforms and especially the leggings look more like, well …. the axis Italians or such-like. Can’t clearly make-out the make of the rifle. This ‘ol Sgt’s eyes aren’t what they once were.

6 Brett November 11, 2008 at 3:26 pm


The photo is from the Library of Congress. Have a look:

7 Rich Landers May 22, 2009 at 6:32 am

Memorial Day is for remembering the sacrifices of those who have gone before us so that we might continue to enjoy Freedom. Read about the adventures of one manly American during World War I from the hot sands along the Rio Grande to the cold mud along the Meuse. Visit Soldier’s Mail at

8 Brad November 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

That’s a M1903/A3 Springfield Rifle – caliber 30, Model of 1906 – the famous “thirty-ought-six”. The original model .30-03 chambering had a longer bullet neck on the cartridge which was determined not to be necessary, and was modified into the ’06.


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