Saturday, November 11, 2017
A Veterans Day Tribute by Margo Hoornstra
It's Veterans Day. Please join me in paying tribute to those among us with the courage to lay their lives on the line if need be to protect the freedoms all of us cherish and enjoy.
Though my colleagues have posted similar columns on these pages of late, in my opinion, you can never, ever thank them too much.
As my grandson, soon to be 18, wrote a few years ago...
Every year on November 11th the United States honors those who have served in our armed forces. The holiday originally marked the anniversary of the Armistice between the Allies and Germany. The signing effectively ended all fighting in World War I. However, in 1954 Congress approved a name change from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. This was done as a tribute to honor and thank all veterans of all wars. On Veterans Day it is encouraged to fly flags at full staff in observance of the holiday. In addition, if you see a veteran be sure to thank them for their service.
At this time, we would like to have a moment of silence to honor all the service men and women who have died.
Thanks, Brett. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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