Our View: Be sure to tell our vets we value their service

Our View

On Nov. 11 of every year, the words of President Woodrow Wilson could not be more true: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations …” Armistice Day has since been changed to the better known Veterans Day.

Veterans Day is a national holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. It’s a holiday of recognition for our heroes who risked their lives so we could live in a better country. For all our war troubles throughout history, we have depended on our soldiers to keep our country safe and free.

We must continue to uphold Veterans Day so the services of our veterans will never be taken lightly. One more reason we commemorate veterans is because of their service not only to us, but also to those from other countries who are oppressed by their leaders. Veterans do not just fight. In service to our country, they also act as ambassadors in the countries they are stationed.  Lastly, we celebrate for pure gratitude. After everything done by vets, it just seems right for everyone to honor those who sacrificed so much to keep us safe.

We all owe a big thank you to all those who have served and are currently serving our country. We thank and honor America’s veterans for their love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

A special shout out to all vets in the area and those in our very own school; namely Chad Anderson, Kevin Stewart and Rich Strike. Thank you for your undying patriotism and sacrifice not only for the country itself, but for peace, love and for all those around you. From the bottom of our hearts, and with utmost respect, we sincerely thank you.

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