Bitter Irony (It is to Laugh)

As you’ve probably discerned by now, I am a Vietnam War veteran. It’s Monday, November 12, and my dear sister left a message on the telephone answering machine reminding us to “hang the flag” for Veteran’s Day (observed).

I laughed when I heard the message – I’d rather hang myself than the flag.

The State of Wisconsin just elected a lesbian to the U. S. Senate.

For a long time, the City of Milwaukee has it in for veterans. Ever since the Vietnam War they’ve managed to never, ever, hold the Veteran’s Day Parade on Veteran’s Day.

Dodge-Dodge-Dodge-Dodge-Dodge-Dodge-Dodge-Dodge-Dodge!

This year they had no excuse. Armistice/Veteran’s Day was yesterday, November 11, (Sunday fer cryin’ out loud!); and the traditional date for Veteran’s Day. The parade was held instead the day before, Saturday, November 10. Some years the parade has been held nearly a week in advance (cuts down on crowds, I guess).

I sent an email to the people in charge of parade planning, inquiring about this phenomenon of habitually missing the actual date several years ago. I never got a reply.

The annual Gay Pride Parade always seems to go off without a hitch, however.

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About The Twentieth Man

Age 66
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