Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A holiday repost

Sunday, November 11, 2007

* Happy Veterans Day *

I noticed as I was visiting blogs yesterday and today that many bloggers are writing about the importance of observing Veterans Day, which is today.
I am one of those people who believes we should all pause to remember those who served and those who are serving our country in the military today.
Tomorrow, a holiday for schools, banks and some offices, I will cover a program at a nursing home that will honor veterans who live there. A high school administrator/former history teacher will give a talk about Gen. George Patton, and the historical society plans an exhibit with memorabilia from the home front during World War II.
I'm looking forward to it.
This afternoon Ralph and I attended a service at a park on Main Street. There were about 100 people there, many of them veterans, of course.
We heard schoolchildren read contest-winning essays they had penned about what Veterans Day means to them. The senior center chorus performed patriotic songs.
A World War II veteran played Taps, which always lends an air of solemnity to any event.

We're glad we were able to be a part of this important show of respect and recognition to all veterans.


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

happy veteran's day to all our vets and their families too!

smiles, bee

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

A day of Remembrance, though we need to remember every day of every year...

We honor the Veterans and Military of the USA and Canada today on THE COUCH

Linda said...

With a big thank you to all of our veterans who have served and are serving for all that they have done to make us the land of the free and the home of the brave - even though sometimes we don't act like it.

Dianne said...

thank you to all the soldiers - then and now!