On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice was signed to end the fighting on the western front of the Great War, or more commonly known as World War I. This day is celebrate in numerous other nations but after World War II, the United States changed the name of Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day to celebrate and honor the service of every veteran who has fought for freedom of the American people and in defense of our way of thought and life. You may not agree with some of the policies of our current president, or you may think our country is headed in the wrong direction, or even possibly that war is never the answer and we should not have a standing military. Regardless, from the American Revolution to the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, these men and woman have stepped up when asked and volunteered on their own to fight for what they feel to be right. Their dedication to our country and its citizens even when they are at times not welcomed back at home. Today, take a moment to thank someone that served time in our military. They have sacrificed life, limb, mental health, physical health, and time. Their service has enabled us to be able to have opinions on our country.
I have no motivational words to go here. I wish I could write something eloquent and thought provoking about the tragedies 12 years ago in New York, DC, and Pennsylvania. The images in my mind are still far too vivid. … Continue reading