By Rick Losey
November 11th is the all-important Veterans Day here in our United States. If you are familiar with the history of this day, you would know that it was originally called Armistice Day. This was because the end of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of U. S. Veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day is a day to commemorate the service of all U.S. veterans. It comes at the time of year when it is appropriate to be thankful and to remember that the holidays can be a difficult time to be away from loved ones.
To be a veteran, no matter the time or era, means that you gave of yourself for the betterment of the American way of life. A veteran has known self-sacrifice and the spirit of being an example to the world. Many of our comrades-in-arms are humble regarding their service and uncomfortable with receiving praise. But if you know of anyone who is a veteran or see someone who is displaying their service in any way, please let them know how much they are appreciated for all they have done for us and our American way of life. Also, in any way you can, remember to think about those who are somewhere else instead of home during the holiday season. I can tell you from personal experience that getting those cards, letters, packages, and emails, just knowing that somebody cares, means a great deal. If you have any stories of your own, or if you have someone in mind whose story you would like to share, please reach out to me at my email and let’s visit: firstname.lastname@example.org. From my heart to yours, thank you to all fellow veterans and peace be with you.
I salute you.!!!