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A Thank You To The American Veteran

Nov 10, 2018 12:35PM ● By Camille Mosley

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day on the eleventh month marked the end of “the war to end all wars” in 1918. World War I was regarded as, at the time, the worst war in history with President Woodrow Wilson stepping up to mediate a peace amongst warring nations. He regarded the day as “Armistice Day” and claimed “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

While times have changed since World War I, Veteran’s Day is regarded as a solemn holiday to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who continue to fight for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for America. It was Alexander Hamilton who said, “There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” It is because of those acts of bravery and heroism that American citizens are privileged enough to go through our daily lives with comfort.

It is with great respect that we honor those who have fought for freedom, we honor those who have died for freedom, and we honor those who continue to fight for freedom.

THANK YOU to all veterans, both past, and present for everything you do and have done in serving our country.

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     By: Camille Mosley - Writer for Parish News and Face Magazine