Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day

Every year I try to post something thoughtful for Veterans Day.  This year my words are failing me, so I am sharing the words of those more eloquent than I.

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." – George Washington

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou

I saved the best for last.

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”  - Douglas MacArthur

Remembering Veterans Day with a field of poppies
Remembering Veteran's Day with a field of poppies

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