It’s Veteran’s Day 2015 – a time to honor the men, women and canine soldiers who’ve served this country in the U.S. military.
First, some history
The holiday, although under different names, has been with us since 1919. At that time, it was a day set aside to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who died in combat. In 1945, however, Raymond Weeks of Alabama convinced Eisenhower that our living heroes needed to be celebrated as well.
When I think of the sacrifices these heroes make to benefit me and my family – they don’t even know us ― I’m amazed at how very noble these acts are. I mean, can you image quieting that voice inside that warns us to run like you-know-what from a dangerous situation and, instead, run right INTO the chaos? THAT takes guts. It also takes an unwavering commitment to our country, one that boggles my mind.
I hope you’ll join me in honoring and appreciating the heroes in the United States Armed Forces on this Veteran's Day 2015.
If you're a veteran, we salute you and thank you for your service. You are our hero.