A thank you on Veterans Day 2009 to all of the men and women in our armed forces who make this Silicon Valley oasis of rationality and innovation possible.
Veterans Day 2009
“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”
“The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.”
“I’m trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it’s not just them at war – it’s also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses.”
“The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.”
“Damn the wars but bless the soldier.”
“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”