Thank you is never enough....
Whether you are remembering heroism through Veterans Day, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day....
I would just like to say thank you to all who have fought for freedom around the world and all who are continuing to protect us. Words are never enough. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your past and present protection.
I am a Army Veteran; I always take Veterans Day off from work -- and contemplate those I served with those who did not return. A lot of us were only 18 & 19 years old -- I was 18. It is not a joyous day for me (sometimes I have to hold back the emotion) -- but Veterans Day always needs to remain a National Holiday.
I would just like to say thank you to all who have fought for freedom around the world and all who are continuing to protect us.
In Flander's Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses row on row, that mark our place, and in the sky, the larks, still bravely singing, fly, scarce heard amidst the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago we lived, saw dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved, and now we lie, in Flander's Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe, to you, from failing hands we throw, the torch, be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep, though poppies grow, In Flander's Fields
Lt.Col. John McCrae
I am not happy that we do not celebrate this day in Spain, so I will add my voice here.
On behalf of my ex-husband who currently serves in Iraq, my father who served in Vietnam, my grandfather who served in WWII, and all of the military families who remain behind to support their soldiers, I thank you for your remembrance. May you be blessed.
America Answers-In Flanders Field
Rest ye in peace, ye Flanders dead.
The fight that ye so bravely led
We've taken up. And we will keep
True faith with you who lie asleep
With each a cross to mark his bed, In Flanders fields.
Fear not that ye have died for naught.
The torch ye threw to us we caught.
Ten million hands will hold it high,
And Freedom's light shall never die!
We've learned the lesson that ye taught In Flanders fields.
---R. W. Lilliard