Happy Veterans Day

To all who have served or are serving, may your Veteran’s Day be filled with family, friends, and loved ones. And to those underway or who are deployed, may your bunkmate not smell of jet fuel.

Army Spc. Sergio Garcia, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Team, bears the national colors during the closing ceremony of Orient Shield 12 at the Aibano Training Area in Japan.

I would be remiss if I did not also wish a Happy Remembrance Day to our friends abroad.

Veteran’s Day at the Carrier Classic

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the NCAA Carrier Classic was played aboard the USS Carl Vinson:

CORONADO, Calif. — The nation’s basketball-fan-in-chief appeared to enjoy the first college hoops game on an active aircraft carrier.

President Barack Obama sat courtside and watched No. 1 North Carolina beat Michigan State 67-55 on Friday night in the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.

The crowd looked massive on the flight deck. And the grey weather lifted:

NCAA Carrier Classic, Michigan State vs. the University of North Carolina, USS Carl Vinson

As for Veteran’s Day, I could not: say it better than the Rev, share a more inspiring video than ASM, or reminisce like Lou. . .