"They were going to look at war, the red animal – war, the blood-swollen god."

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Out Walking the Dog:

In honor of Veterans Day 2012, I’m copying a post I wrote two years ago for Veterans Day 2010.

Originally posted on Out walking the dog:

Mondrian Vets near Broadway and 23rd

Looking like they’d wandered into a Mondrian painting, these vets were part of a crowd of soldiers and veterans that gathered at Madison Square Park for last Thursday’s Veterans Day Parade.  The sky was a cloudless blue and the morning bright and mild.

Rhythms with Black and White by Piet Mondrian

Vets of every description gathered before the parade

So young

Older

Veterans for Peace

Smiling?

Lost in thought

Laughing

A notably young crowd of vets gathered to march with IAVA, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

IAVA volunteers greet a marcher

Stylin'

IAVA gave out hoodies that proclaim “We’ve got your back.” And they do, providing resources and assistance to soldiers transitioning back from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as advocating for better services for veterans and their families.

It’s a good thing someone is looking out for these men and women. By the time they are in their early 20s, many of the soldiers have served multiple deployments, fighting in…

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