Veterans Day is a celebration to honor all our veterans for their patriotism, love of country and their readiness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. It is also a day for reflection. Since the first colonists took up arms and declared independence in 1776, this nation has had a rich and deep history of volunteers and patriots to defend her liberty and freedom.
This unbroken chain of devotion to service continues in the modern-day military with men and women keeping this critical line of accomplishment and honor. These soldiers, sailors and airmen have served with commitment and dignity. Few understand the sacrifice of those who serve, or what their families endure and the scars they bear and suppress.