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Veterans Day 2012

November 11, 2012

  At eleven o’clock in the morning, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, bringing the Great War, the war to end all wars, WWI to an end. November 11th is known throughout most of the world as Armistice or Remembrance Day, but after WWII there was growing sentiment in the United States that November 11th should be a time to honor all veterans. In 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill that turned Armistice Day into Veterans Day, declaring it a national holiday.

    To borrow a phrase from President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, “it is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.”

  Today is a day for honoring all of our veterans: those that fought and died, those that fought and lived, those who did not fight, those that have served during war and those that served during peace, those that have served in the past and those that are serving now, whether in combat or at home, whether near or far.

 Everyone who has ever put on the uniform of the United States and those that are wearing the uniform of the United States are all my heroes. I love you all and I respect everything that you do to secure my freedom and the freedom of my family and of my friends.

  You will never know how much I appreciate what you do and have done for the greatest country in the world and there is no way that I can possibly thank you for all that you do and for everything you have given up to serve the country. Please accept the the following video as a small token of my appreciation.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2012 8:41 am

    Indeed, veterans deserve all the honor and thanks we can give them.

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    • November 11, 2012 7:34 pm

      They sure do Larry and my words don’t do nearly enough for those that do so much for us.

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  2. November 11, 2012 11:29 am

    You are as right as rain. Our nation owes its greatness to those who have sacrificed so much to defend her, and however much we thank them will always be inadequate.

    May God bestow special blessings on them always, and on us.

    TGY

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    • November 11, 2012 7:35 pm

      I feel the same way as well TGY, my words are not adequate and do not even begin to tell the tale of how much I respect the people that serve our great nation.

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  3. November 11, 2012 4:41 pm

    Applause for an awesome tribute! I love that video, it touches on the whole history of our vets. Great job!

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    • November 11, 2012 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much! It is the least I can do and honestly it isn’t enough when you think about what these people sacrifice for us every day.

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