Veterans’ Day

Today is when we remember and honor the nation’s veterans. It is fitting that we honor the men and women who have served in the military. Think about all the wars our nation has been involved in during your lifetime. If it hadn’t been for the men and women who served us by leaving home and family to defend our country or some other country that was being oppressed, we wouldn’t enjoy the freedoms we have today.

How does your community honor its veterans? We have a parade on a weekend near Veterans’ Day. Sadly, each year the newspaper reports a poor attendance at the parade.

This year I’ve noticed several churches which are providing a free dinner to veterans. Some restaurants are doing the same. It’s interesting to me how we seem to automatically think of food when we want to celebrate something or honor someone. It is a tangible way to say “thank you” to someone for performing under pressure in ways most of us can’t imagine.

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One Response to Veterans’ Day

  1. Mary Ann Powell says:

    We did not have a parade, but flags were placed around the main intersection in town, a church provided a free breakfast for the veteran and his/her spouse, several restaurants offered free meals to the vets. I took my veteran (my husband, Art) to TGI Fridays where he not only got a free meal but also a $5 coupon for our next visit. Art served in the Marine Corps in Korea from 1952 – 1957.

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