Remembering Our Veterans November 11th 2014

From the staff here at TFB we would like to take this time to honor our veterans current and past for their great sacrifice in preserving our country’s freedom. Whether our veterans served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force or Coast Guard we owe them a debt which we can never repay.

No matter if they have served to win our freedom in the Revolutionary War fought the forces of tyranny in Europe and the pacific islands, the bitter cold of Korea, the fetid jungles of Vietnam or the deserts of the middle east our veterans have never let us down but fought not only for our freedom but for the freedom of the oppressed.

On this day of remembrance we again thank you and will never forget your service to our country and it’s people. A special thank you to our military readers of TFB.

Associate Editor Phil W.

Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


  • Aaron E

    My forefathers fought for the independence of the United States, and almost every major war through the 20th Century. Our nation, and much of the world, is indeed indebted.

    A little history – Why November 11th?

    Because “Hostilities will be stopped on the entire front beginning at 11 o’clock,
    November 11th (French hour).” (at 11 o’clock, on the 11th day, of the 11th month)
    Orders from Marshal Foch to Allied troops, marking the end of WWI – the war to end all wars. Unfortunately tyranny did not get those orders!

    • waffen ss

      November Criminals.

    • Phil White

      November Criminals.

  • USMC03Vet
  • Timothy G. Yan

    Semper Fi!

  • claymore

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    this to all
    your brothers,
    fathers, sons
    and fellow
    veterans you
    know. Happy
    Brothers’ Day!

    the cool men
    that have
    touched my
    life: Here’s
    to you!! I
    was never a
    hero, but I am
    thankful and
    proud to have
    served among
    them .

    real Brother
    walks with you
    when the rest
    of the world
    walks on you.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    Phil, thanks very much for reminding all of us of this most important day in history. To elaborate upon that, it actually originated as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of the First World War ( we refer to it as Veterans’ Day here in the U.S. ). This year, it is also the 100th anniversary of the end of “The war to end all wars” per the cease-fire of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in the year 1918, with all the latter’s true and enormous historical ramifications for past, present and future.

    In that light, this day honors all veterans who served — and so much more often than not, paid the ultimate price, regardless of race, nationality or creed — in the Great War. It has, in more recent times, been extended to include veterans regardless of generation or historical timeline in the U.S. as a generally-accepted recognition of their equal sacrifices.

    “Lest we forget” is something we should all keep close to heart, whatever the conflict or timeline.

    • Amen to that brother!

      • DiverEngrSL17K

        Thanks for the reply, Phil. I am so glad that your son came home safe and sound. It isn’t difficult to imagine what you and your family must have gone through day in and day out when he was on deployment, often not knowing from one moment to the next about what was happening on the ground. The courage and supportiveness of military families under this sort of duress and in the face of great personal fears is, in my honest opinion, greatly under-estimated, under-emphasized and insufficiently understood, especially since it is precisely the peace of mind that a front-line soldier has knowing that all is well on the home front that enables him or her to focus on the job and environment at hand, thereby greatly increasing his / her probability of survival. In that sense, the wheel goes full circle.

  • ghost

    To each and all, Thank You. Airborne.

  • ghost

    In almost any endeavor, those who think they have not done enough, usually have.