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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day

To all that have served: Thank you. Not just today, but every day. You may not have put your lives on the line, but by stepping up and volunteering to be those rough men and women who stand ready to do violence on our behalf, you have kept us safe. We thank you every day, but especially today.
Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and
Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and
Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.
Take a vet to lunch. Let them know how much you appreciate their sacrifices, and how much you cherish the freedom that they have paid for with their blood, sweat, and tears. Let them know that their service means something; that the country they swore an oath to defend is worth defending. Especially now. Thank them. Profusely.

Thank you for serving; for keeping us safe; for making sure there's an America left for us to fight over.

That is all.

1 comment:

pediem said...

Jay, I wish I were close enough to come have lunch today.

My time in the USAF never did send me into harm's way (never outside of California actually), but I look back on those years with nothing but good thoughts and feelings.

I'd do it again in a heartbeat.