Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's Follow Friday #26



Yes, it's that time of the week again! It's Follow Friday which is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The question of the week is:
In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran's Day, tell us about your favorite soldier and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.

You know, this should be a pretty easy question for me to answer. I mean, I have countless friends in the military. But to be honest? I can't say that they're (individually) saving the world. Maybe it's my Army addled brain telling me that working as a team is the only way to go, but that's how I see it. I know several medics, an ex-boyfriend is still in the Infantry, one of my oldest and dearest friends is an MP, I have a cousin who does computer engineering, and that's not even touching on everyone. Individually, I can't say that they're saving the world. Sure, they're doing what needs to be done, but even at that, they can't accomplish anything unless they're working together. At least, that's how I see it. So here's to wishing our troops (past and present) a happy Veteran's Day; it isn't easy to do what you do.

18 comments:

  1. Military success IS a team sport. I think they are all saving the world :)

    Old follower

    http://readingtopenguins.blogspot.com/2011/11/following-friday-11.html

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  2. I like the way you look at it.
    They're kind of all saving the world together :D

    I really struggled with this week's, but I really don't know anyone serving. It doesn't seem to have had as big an affect in Australia, but wishing you all a happy Veteran's Day :)

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  3. ...But they are all hero's :) Happy Veteran's Day to you, Remembrance Day for us :)
    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    @chapterxchapter

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  4. I agree! Each and every one of them is a wonderful hero :) Great post!

    http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com/

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  5. They all deserve to be commended and applauded for the job they do.

    Come visit me by the way. Did you revamp your blog. It looks very good. Great post.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

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  6. It definitely isn't easy and something not everyone is cut out for. I definitely appreciate them!

    Happy Friday!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  7. Hopping through. I love how you say that everyone is needed to get things done together. All soldiers are important.
    My Hop

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  8. Really thought provoking answer, I had not given that aspect thoguht but very true.
    http://musingsfromanaddictedreader.blogspot.com/

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  9. Happy veteran day to all americans. :)

    New Follower. Come see my Friday! And have a great weekend!

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  10. Hi *waves* new follower =) Great answer, it is a group effort between all services. Here is mine if you'd like to check it out!
    -Shellie
    My FF

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  11. Hello! New follower here. Happy Remembrance Day (or Veteran's Day!).

    http:\\elizabethbaxter.blogspot.com

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  12. Hello, new follower.

    What a good point of view, I completely agree.

    Emma @ LostinaYAbook

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  13. I totally agree with you - they're all out there working together and relying on one another to get their jobs done, and every job has its own significance.

    http://jaimeliredeslivres.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-6.html

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  14. Happy Veteran's Day, just blogging by.

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  15. Hi, New follower here for the hop. I agree with you in a sense. Most jobs are done better, faster and more efficiently if teamwork is involved.

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  16. hey! I'm a follower here, happy veteran's day!

    I just got a SHINY new blog makeover!! Come by and let me know what you think!! :)

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  17. Happy follow Friday!!! My blog is hosting two giveaways currently (the one that just started today is for your choice of a Wendy Delsol book! Stork, Frost or The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls!) I would love it if you would stop by and enter! Thank you and TGIF/Happy Veteran's Day!!!

    Sincerely,
    Emma
    The Writers Voice:
    http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com

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