Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, it doesn’t matter in which branch of the United States Armed Forces our veterans served, those men and women put their private lives on hold for the purpose of defending our very way of life. To serve one’s country; often putting themselves in harm’s way to do their part to protect their fellow country men and women is something each and every American should be grateful for.
Since our nation was founded more than 200 years ago, the United States Military has been the life line that has allowed America to continue to exist and to prosper. If not for our veterans throughout our history, there would be no America today. It’s just that simple. Our military has also been a force for good that has literally saved the world from falling victim to brutal and cruel forces of corrupt monarchies early in our history, and in modern times, from the evil that is Communism and Fascism.
Today, the new challenge is terrorism which they are meeting head on. But it’s not just during war time that US troops save the day. During times of peace, when and where there are natural disasters anywhere in the world, the American military rushes to the rescue. Our veterans can take pride in who they are and what they’ve accomplished. They have earned the respect, the love and the pride Americans in turn, feel for them. Our Veterans deserve very special praise, not just on Veteran’s Day but every day. To every veteran we say God Bless You and Thank You for your service.