If you can read this thank a teacher. If you can this in english thank a Soldier.
Thank you to all who have served, serving now and their families.
It is a cold, rainy day here in TideWater; someone forgot to send me the notice to build an Ark. I had planned to go to a Veteran's Day Parade in Portsmouth, but what we believe to be an NorthEastern blowing in, stopped me.
So today is a day of coffee and quilting and maybe some writing. I have a few movies I rented and this is a good day to get into them.
Today I wish to give thanks to all the Veterans both here in America as well as thoses Veterans of other courtries, who served with us.
Ninety-one years ago today, at 11 AM on the 11th day of the 11th month, the armistice that ended World War 1 went into effect. To commemorate this, congress declared Nov. 11th Armistice Day, thus beginning what has become known as Veterans' Day. The date was declared a national holiday in many allied nations, to commemorate those members of the armed forces who were killed during war. In many parts of the world, at 11:00 am, there is two minutes of silence, to remember the twenty million who died.
Also known as Remembance Day, this day is not just a day to remember American Veterans, but those of our Allies, to whom I also salute and give thanks to all who fought and have fought for our freedoms.
I also thank and salutes those left to man the homefront.
The military is a family busniess: we are make sacrifices to see that our nation is protected and defended.
I remember when the War on Terrisiom began. There were Protesters along the streets of downtown Norfolk, speaking out against the War.
There was, as always, a yelling mate between those who stood behind the choice and those against.
A teenager walking up to an older man, and said: "my dad is going to miss my 18th birthday because he is defending your right to protest." And then the boy walked away.
So, as my Mark, my soldier would say: "To those who serve or have served, thank you. For welcome else. Your welome."