We Honor United States Veterans on Veterans Day
November 11th is Veterans Day. If your school is in session during the Covid-19 pandemic, take note, “Veterans Day is not just an extra day off from school.” “Veterans Day is not just another excuse for banks, post offices and other public buildings to close so that the workers can take a day off.” Veterans Day is a significant day!
Veterans Day is Not an Ordinary Holiday
Often confused with Memorial Day, a day that remembers those that died while serving. Veterans Day honors those that have served and those that are now serving in the Arm Forces of the United States. On this day, we honor the sacrifices these men and women have made and continue to make to keep our Nation free.
Sacrifice Come in Many Ways
You or a friend may have or had a parent that served or now serves in the Armed Forces. These parents and their families often sacrifice with long separations as a mother or father is far away serving our country.
Many of our veterans and active duty personnel have lost one or more legs, arms, eyesight or suffered brain and other life changing injuries.
Some of our veterans and their families have sacrificed through loss of life while serving our Country.
Say Thank You to Our Veterans
On or near this Day, many cities and towns celebrate with parades and other events. When you go to these parades, don’t just reach out for the candy that some may be throwing out. Reach out to the veterans and tell them, “Thank you for serving.”
When in a public place and you see a man or women wearing a cap, vest or other item that indicates that they are a Veteran, say to them, “Thank you for serving.”
Yes, thank you Veterans for serving us, thank you for keeping the United States of America free.
There are many Veterans Day parades throughout the United States. Take a little time to attend one of these parades and say thank you to our Veterans.
Click here to learn about the History of Veterans Day