Today is Veteran’s Day, a time to recognize those that have sacrificed and protected our freedom by serving the country. Without their efforts … well, you get the idea. If you are enjoying any of the freedoms provided by their service, you should take a moment and give thanks, privately, or otherwise. If you’d like to get further your involvement in recognizing Veterans, the Veterans History Project is a good place to start, especially if you know of or have someone in your family who has served the country.
The Wounded Warrior Project is another great place to contribute your time and/or donations.
Whether you agree with war or with current US Government policies is not the point right now. It’s honoring and paying respect to those who sacrificed a lot more than simply pleasant feelings for governing bodies is what’s important. And with that, I’d like to offer my thanks to those that served and are currently serving.
Without your sacrifice, we wouldn’t be in a position to enjoy the freedom we have.
This post is dedicated to my grandfather, Edgar Owen Edwards, who served with the US Navy during World War II. He was assigned to the USS LST 373 and took part in the Normandy invasion, landing on Omaha Beach.