Honor Veterans today and everyday

Posted By on November 11, 2009

Veterans_Day_2009_poster After the massacre at the Fort Hood Army post just a few days ago, there is understandably more attention on our Veterans today. The sacrifices our men and women in uniform make serving our country is deserving of respect and remembrance today and everyday. I thank all who serve and have served our nation.

President Obama marked today by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery and pledging support telling  those who served, including the spouses, children and parents, that “America will not let you down.” In the town of Emporia Kansas where Veterans Day began, Lt Gov. Troy Findley stated “we meet here today, at the 11th hour, of the 11th day in the 11th month to honor our Veterans. The origins of this day trace back to the official end of the First World War, Armistice Day; but it was in 1953 that the townspeople of Emporia suggested that it be a day to honor all of our heroes, both past and present.”

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  • Watched an excellent HBO film this evening called “Taking Chance” true story of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps. Kevin Bacon stars in a moving drama that looks at the military rituals for honoring its war dead. I recommend renting the DVD or watching the next broadcast on HBO.
    http://www.hbo.com/films/takingchance/

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