Today is my birthday, my 70th. Hard to believe when I look at a picture of me when I was three that I have reached this age. Yet, I am glad I am still around, and get to enjoy my family.
But my thoughts actually don’t go to me today, they go to that day, so long ago, the 11 month, the 11th day, the 11th hour– an armistice was signed to end the big war. I think of all the men who died in that war, never to return hom, who gave their lives for our country and for freedom. My great-uncle fought in that war, but fortunately for our family he was able to come home.
That name was eventually changed to Veterans Day to honor all veterans who have fought in all the wars. Men and women who have served their country and some giving everything they had…their lives, never to return to their beloved families and country.
It is up to us, the living, to remember them for they gallantly stood for us and gave their all. So today, please take a few minutes and remember what they did for us and remember their families and what they sacrificed.