Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans' Day 2017

It is the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Ninety-nine years later.
Veterans' Day.
Iowa Memorial- Vicksburg National Military Park
For your bravery, hard work, 
and dedication to our country, 
we thank you

Diorama- World War 1 Museum, Kansas City, MO
Without heroes, we are all plain people, 
and don’t know how far we can go. 
– Bernard Malamud

Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers- Arlington, VA
 As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy

World War II Museum, New Orleans, LA
Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans' Day. 
-Charles B. Rangel

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial- Washington, D. C.
 America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.
-John Doolittle

Harold K. Lehman, 80th Med. Battalion, 10th Armored Div., WW II
If you want to thank a soldier, 
be the kind of American worth fighting for.


If you are a Veteran in crisis or know one who is, call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to confidentially speak with a trained, caring VA responder and get connected to services that can make a difference. Chat online or text with a VA responder to receive anonymous support now. Deaf or hard of hearing individuals using TTY can call 1-800-799-4889.

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