Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11th.
Veterans Day honors all American Veterans both living and those who have passed away while in service.
Veterans Day and Memorial Day are often confused. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. Memorial Day is set aside to remember all men and women who gave their lives and those who died while in service.
On November 11th of each year, we set aside this day to make sure that Veterans know that we deeply appreciate their sacrifices. I have several family members who have served in the military:
Uncle Bill – United States Army
Uncle Leon – United States Army
Father-In Law, Bill Harmon – United States Navy
Brother-In-Law, Dennis – United States Air Force , Retired as an E-9, Chief Master Sergeant
5 Inspiring Veterans Day Quotes
“Freedom is never free.” -Unknown
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” -Maya Angelou
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers,” -Jose Narosky
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick
Currently, my son-in-law, Josh, is serving in the U. S. Navy. He and my daughter make great sacrifices to serve in the Navy. So often, there are holidays that they miss due to Josh’s commitment to the Navy. In fact, I can’t remember the last time they were able to come home. I just want to take a minute and let them know that I love them and appreciate their sacrifice.
Do you have a Veteran who you would like to thank this Veterans Day? You can thank them in the comments below.