November 11th is Veterans Day. It's a day when we can tell our veterans how much we appreciate the sacrifices and hardships they endured for us. There is no greater sacrifice than to give ones life for their country. That's exactly what so many vets have done to keep our country safe and free. November 11th is a day to honor the courage, spirit and fortitude of those men and women.
The last living American WWI veteran is Frank Woodruff Buckles. He recently said:
“I’ve had a long time to reflect on what it means to ‘remember well.’ Being nearly 110 years old and the last of the five million Americans who served in World War I gives me some insight on how our nation should mark this great conflict and the generation that fought and died in it,”
Let's all take a bit from this man who has lived through and seen so much. Let's all "remember well" the cost that war extracts from our veterans and their families.
In a perfect world we could live without armed conflict. The world is not perfect. Because of this we send our daughters and sons to places no one should have to endure. When they come home they deserve at the very minimum our respect and admiration.
On November 11th take the time to tell a vet just how much you appreciate them.