Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thank You Veterans

Here in the U.S. we will celebrate Veterans' Day on Friday, November 11.  We've been celebrating this date in some form or fashion since November 1919 when our nation stopped to remember the service and sacrifice of everyone who had served in "the war to end all wars"  - WWI. 

President Woodrow Wilson gave us permission to take a break from work on the the 11th of each November, to fly an American flag, to pray, and to have peaceful relations with other nations.  I've sort of paraphrased the actual bill, which down through the years has been tweaked by several different sessions of congress and a few presidents, but the gist of it all is this: 

America is the land of the free
because of the brave.

I have the pleasure to know many fine men and women who serve or have served in the U. S. military.  Some of them I love so much and am so proud of I get a bit teary eyed just thinking about all this.

This is my day to thank you all.  May God bless you and keep you safe.  May you come home for us to love and may your grandchildren beg you to tell them stories of your adventures.

I also live in hope that some day we will have to explain to our children what war was.




Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder. THANK YOU VETERANS!

TexWisGirl said...

a wonderful post. thank you.