Veteran’s Day November 11, 2015


Tomorrow is not just a day off from work in the middle of the week. Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day where we should all stop and pray for our veteran’s, living and dead, who gave everything they had to make sure we could be safe in our own country. My Great Uncle Murphy traveled the world in uniform learning and then training others to respect their uniform and their job. My father served overseas at the end of World War II and eventually gave twenty years of his life in uniform. The rewards of serving our country isn’t monetary but it leaves one with a work ethic and a sense of accomplishment, responsibility, and patriotism. Here are just a few of the many quotes on the subject of veterans and their and how important they were when they worked to provide coming generations with freedom.
“I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.” —Gary Hart

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” —Elmer Davis

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.”?—Dan Lipinski

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. “?—Joseph Campbell

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ?—John F. Kennedy

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” —G.K. Chesterton

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham

“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” —Mark Twain

“Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” —Winston Churchill

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” —Patrick Henry