Posted by: SJS | November 8, 2017

Salute to our veterans

While we pay tribute to all who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces on Veterans Day this Saturday,  November 11th, we are mindful in special way of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country.   I was moved to see this photo of a US Navy honor guard firing a salute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  My trips to this hallowed place always fill me with wordless gratitude and a sense of awe for the enormous sacrifices that have been made by so many over the course of our nation’s history.

It is a place of reverence, honor, and tremendous dignity.  If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit these hallowed grounds, I can promise you it will be a trip you will be glad you made.  You will never forget what you experience there.

So on this Veterans Day 2017, we salute all the vets–past and present–who have stepped forward to serve us and protect our country.  You make us proud and we could never thank you enough!


Responses

  1. Thank you!

  2. Have you ever seen this article before? I sure hadn’t!
    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/guest-bloggers/my-fathers-story-began-early-on-the-morning-of-april-29th-1944-tragedy-at-sea-the-untold-story-of-pt347-pt350-pt346-sunk-by-friendly-fire.html


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