All of our freedoms, our Constitution and Bill of Rights, our shores, our homes, our communities, are free from foreign occupation thanks to all who have served our country with honor in the armed forces. A sincere and heartfelt thank you.
On this day, please take time to reflect on how we not not under British, German, or Japanese control. Thank you to our veterans.
And days like this when I reflect on our free country, I am concerned that many do not understand the word sovereignty. According to Merriam Webster, it means a country’s independent authority and the right to govern itself or freedom from external control.
To me U.S. sovereignty means our borders are secure, our citizens are the first priority, our freedom, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are the focus of the government we elect. That is what veterans served to protect and each and every chance we get, we must remind those that serve us in government of that sovereignty and sacrifice.
We must also remember that many service members need our help and we owe it to them: Proper medical care at a minimum, respect in our community, and our effort at their integration into civilian society.
Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, “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…”
And President Eisenhower updated the holiday on October 8, 1954, “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance.”
Thank each and every veteran today, for we are a free country due to their sacrifice.
And let’s keep the pressure on the politicians to make sure to take care of our country’s promise to each and every veteran for taking care of them in return for their service, since the politicians seem to dislike veterans once their purpose is served.
And lastly, all veterans can benefit from a few freebies today. Note: Most freebies are available on Monday, November 11. Be prepared to show military ID in order to cash in these Veterans Day freebies. Source: Parade
Applebee’s: Free meal from the Thank You Meal Menu.
Bar Louie: Get a free meal worth up to $12 November 10-11.
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