Veterans Day is this week. Veterans Day is a federal holiday to honor military veterans. It commemorates the armistice treaty that ended the fighting in World War I. The armistice went into effect at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918 . Veterans Day is observed Friday, November 10, this year.
Veterans Day is a day to thank all 48 million Americans who have served since 1776. I think it is so cool that 48 million would serve just to keep us free. Did you know that my Uncle Terry is a veteran and so is my Uncle Larry and so were my Great Uncle Arthur Wade, my Grandpa Toon, my adopted brother Jarrod and many more in my family? My family has a long line of people in the Service and I plan on continuing the tradition by being a pilot and flying helicopters. And now a poem by Joanna Fuchs:
They Did Their Share
On Veteran's Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.
Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it's been many years;
In the jungle or the desert, on land or on the sea, they did whatever was assigned to produce a victory.
Some came back; some didn't.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.
No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.
Let every veteran be honored;
don't let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
what they did, we can't repay.
We owe so much to them,
who kept us safe from terror,
so when we see a uniform,
let's say “thank you” to every wearer.
There are many veterans in this town and I just want to say “Thank You for keeping this land grand. See you next week.
Boise City News