Friday, November 11, 2005

Veteran's Day 2005

God Bless all our soldiers, active and retired, for their many sacrifices for our freedom and prosperity. The following is from the Veterans of Foreign Wars website:

Today we honor all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen who have served our country for the noble cause of preserving the freedoms that every American enjoys.

Right now, there are thousands of men and women in our military, once again taking up arms against the enemies of freedom. Like generations of patriots who came before them, these few shoulder the burden for the many. They serve because they know it is necessary for the greater good.

So far, more than 2,000 of America's sons and daughters have been killed and thousands more injured in the war on terrorism. Although we cannot bring back those who lost their lives in battle, we can thank them for all they have done and continue to do for our nation.

Please join the 1.8 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in honoring our military men and women, past and present, on this Veterans Day. Thank them and let them know that a grateful nation appreciates their contributions in creating a future world free from fear despite the personal cost to them.