(Due to a technical glitch, this failed to post on Veteran’s day as it was intended to be. Our apologies for this problem. We salute our veterans everywhere and thank them for serving this country to protect us and make it possible for us to live in the greatest country of all. God bless America!)
The 11th month, the 11th day, the 11th hour -that is when the temporary cessation of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect -November 11, 1918; generally regarded as the end of the war to end all wars.
We now refer to it as Veterans Day. It is a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace, and set aside to honor all veterans. And rightfully so. I invite you to do so with me on this day November 11, 2017.
To all veterans, we say THANK YOU! Thank you for your military service. Thank you for serving in our armed services. Thank you for risking your lives. Thank you for willingly serving your country. Thank you for helping to preserve our freedoms. Thank you for being willing to leave your families, and even your homeland to perhaps go abroad and fight on foreign soil. Thank you for marching under the banner of the flag of the United States of America.
Some of you have served with great sacrifice. Some of you served alongside others who paid the supreme sacrifice; their very life-blood so that we might continue to enjoy the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Thank you is hardly enough. But on this day we are humbly grateful to be Americans, to enjoy our precious freedoms, to dwell in the greatest country on the face of this earth, to remember that freedom isn’t free, to honor our flag and our country and our veterans who are our heroes!
God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.