Have you taken time to thank a veteran? Veterans Day seemed to sort of slipped up on me this year. We probably tend to take for granted the sacrifices of our living veterans who served honorably so that we all can be free.
Maybe we can all learn along with the first graders. Veterans Day was originally Armistice day which was to commemorate the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. In 1954, after World War II, it was changed to Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars. It is a day to honor and thank all of those who have served and sacrificed for our country.
An 87 Year-Old Veteran with First Graders
There are currently about 25 million living veterans in the United States. These are the folks who have supported the law and legal system we have today. Our freedom is what sets us apart from the rest of the world. For most of the history of mankind the rules were determined only by the rich and powerful. Here, because of the freedom our veterans have protected, the law helps and protects all of us.
Veterans Day is certainly a day to be thankful for in our country, for our freedom, and for those who have helped protect it. Please join us today by thanking a veteran and telling them we appreciate their service.
Let us also thank our on duty service people around the world. Let us not forget that we are at war and our armed forces are defending our freedoms and sacrificing themselves for this country we love. Let us not forget the values for which they sacrifice.
Happy Veterans Day, and Thank You Servicepersons and Veterans!