Sunday, 11/11/12, Public Square



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9 responses to “Sunday, 11/11/12, Public Square

  1. Good morning! Hope you stay warm. Amazing how a quick 30 degree temperature drop gets into your bones and chills from the inside out. I haven’t heard how much rain we got here, but I don’t think it was very much. Rain seems to be something we used to get and we just talk about needing today.

    Our friend Mary is organizing a get together for next Sat., 11/17. She says, “To all my friends who are happy at the way the election turned out….we’re planning to get together next Saturday around 6pm… Hope to see you there. Even if you didn’t vote for him, you’re welcome to come. We are very inclusive and willing to “reach across the aisle”!!!”

    Anyone and everyone interested please send me an email for the place and details!

  2. Thank you to all those who are and all those who have served !

    Veterans Day: Healing the Wounds of Those Who’ve Served Us — A Spiritual Perspective

    (from the link): Despite the herculean recruiting efforts by each of the services, fewer and fewer of our citizens are choosing to serve in uniform. I find this to be a curiosity of some interest. Two particular statistics bear this out.

    Firstly, the most recent available U.S. Census data indicates that there are about 315 million people in this country. Secondly, out of our total population at any given time only 2.6 to 2.8 million Americans are serving in one of our military branches. This means that at any given time there are less than 1 percent of our citizens serving in uniform.

  3. A retirement plan? Kansans move one state west, sharpen their ‘gardening / farming’ skills, and… 🙂

  4. This article is a few days old, but the numbers of veterans elected didn’t go down.

    Iraq, Afghan war vets made a strong showing in election

    (from the link): When the newly elected Congress is sworn in this January, a record number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans — and in particular, female veterans — will take another solemn oath to serve their country, this time in public office.

    At least 16 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans won House seats, as of Wednesday morning.

    There’s a listing of the winners at the link: