Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 208 - Veterans Day Message

On this Veterans Day I encourage all to take time to remember the service of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. Their service over these many generations has made America's Armed Forces the greatest force ever. From their willingness to answer America's calls to action, from their determination to succeed in every endeavor, from their unequalled courage and commitment to the American way; their character has lead the they way for these United States to become the greatest nation on earth.

America's Armed Forces have defended the liberties our nations founders made possible. In peace time and time of war, whatever the cost asked of them, America's Armed Forces have lead the way. Our nation's most critical moments in history have been influenced, and most often defined, by those in the service of America's Armed Forces. From the "shot heard 'round the world" at Lexington to our present day engagements abroad and at home, America's Armed Forces have engaged those who would threaten freedom and liberty, ours and of those throughout the world, and preserved these great and unalienable rights. 

This day join me in honoring all of America's Armed Forces veterans who have served honorably. Without their service the United States we enjoy today would not have been possible. Without the service from the men & women of today's American Armed Forces the United States cannot continue to stand in the greatness which it has been blessed with.

God bless our America's Armed Forces Veterans and the United States of America.


  1. My nephew is serving in the Navy. He is an MP and is undergoing intelligence training at the moment. His assignment right now is not something he can share with us. He is in the states now but we all worry about where he may end up.

  2. Great post Patrick! We need to let them know we appreciate them AND we need to take care of them when they come home!

  3. Great post! Thanks for saying it so well.

  4. Great post. And a big thanks to you for your service too!

  5. We all must be reminded from time to time. Thank you and I will take a moment...

  6. We observed the 2-minutes silence at 11am here in the UK too, but i actually thought that Manchester had a terrorist attack when i heard a HUGE bang, followed by another a minute later...then i recalled that they have a cannon at the town hall and some bright spark decided it would be a good idea to fire it to commemorate the occasion - i understand the sentiment but i ain't so sure it's such a hot idea to fire cannons in the current "terrorist-around-every-corner" kind of hysteria that our governments have weaved to keep us all on edge.

  7. Great message buddy! Thanks for posting this!

  8. Even in Italy I can read your blog LOL!!!!

    Even in Italy in this tiny town of Positano they applaud the Veterans of all countries.

    Hard to be off white flour here - OMG the food is ridiculous - might not come home.


  9. Im late to this (shocking I realize :)) but honored none the less.

    and talked at, errr, to the child about the importance of honoring our service men and women as well.