Blessings to all Veterans
Remembering all those who have fought and died. The 11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended. Though the Armistice was signed at 5:00 AM, fighting continued till 11:00 AM, killing nearly 11,000 more men.
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honour and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Every one of our Soldiers, veterans and their families deserve to be applauded for their strength, devotion and service to this nation. It takes a profound strength to wear this nation’s uniform. Though one day they remove this uniform, no amount of time, nor strife can sever the golden thread uniting these veterans in a unique and everlasting bond. But these Soldiers – our veterans – don’t see themselves as being brave or special, they just say they’re doing their jobs.
On Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or the Day of Peace – this day has many names – the world stops in silence to pay tribute to the heroes of the battlefield who never see themselves as heroes. I believe we owe our veterans more than our silence, our memories, and our thanks. President Kennedy once said, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
Don’t just say “thank you” to our veterans, show it.
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