I don't know if happy is really the word for it. But thanks Vets. I may totally disagree with the men who give you orders, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the work you do.
And since it is your job to follow orders, it is our job as citizens to make sure you're not given senseless orders. We haven't been very good at that for the last decade or so, and I apologize.
Since I've never been one for patriotic chest thumping here's a few songs about the military that I do like.
The Decemberists- 16 Military Wives
Moxy Fruvous- The Gulf War Song (originally written for Desert Storm and Bush I)