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Mad Jack Hanks: Importance of remembering veterans, those who serve

Gentle readers, I write this column on Memorial Day.

You know, that day that we remember all of those brave men and women that some gave all and all gave some so we could have a holiday in honor of them. Yes, they went to war and did their best so we could have that picnic, or that hike in the mountains or that get together with family and friends. Maybe we should go back and watch that movie, "Saving Private Ryan."

I watched it again last week and it really made me focus on the horrors of war. We should never forget our veterans.

I had a high school friend stop by this weekend who flew combat missions over Vietnam. God bless him and all like him.

“I had a high school friend stop by this weekend who flew combat missions over Vietnam. God bless him and all like him.”

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Now I want to digress and tell y'all a funny joke, okay? You can tell this one anywhere to anyone.

Here goes ­— Two ladies are out walking their dogs. One has a Great Dane, the other a Chihuahua. After a long walk they pass by a café and the smell of such good food overtakes them. They decide they should stop and eat a bite as the long walk made them hungry. There is just one problem: a sign on the door that reads, "NO PETS ALLOWED!

"Hmmm," the woman with the Great Dane says to her friend, "follow my lead."

She puts on her dark glasses and walks right in with her dog.

Of course she is stopped at the door and is told she can't bring her dog in.

She smartly replies, "I'm blind and this is my service dog."

They let her go on in. Her friend puts on her dark glasses and proceeds to walk in just like her friend.

She also is stopped and told she can't bring her dog in. Didn't she see the sign outside?

"What sign? I'm totally blind and this is my service dog," she said.

"You have to be kidding me," the cashier said, "You want me to believe that you are blind and your service dog is a Chihuahua?"

"WHAT? THEY GAVE ME A CHIHUAHUA?"

That's funny, children. I don't care who you are, that's funny. Also, I've heard it said that a politician is someone who will send your son or daughter off to fight and maybe die in a war to save "his" country. Stay tuned, check yer cinch and your blood pressure on occasion, remember to remember our vets and I'll c. y'all, all y'all. ❖