On this Veteran’s Day, as on all Veteran’s Days we need to pause and reflect and remember all those who stand staunchly between us and those that would harm us. All those who always have. And we need to give them the biggest, loudest thank you our nation can give. Because they gave to and for us.
I was born in 1944 while my father was serving overseas in World War Two. He gave me a perspective on the military I have never lost. He served in the United States Army and retired when I was 11 years old. Thus I was and always will be an Army Brat. As such my respect knows no bounds.
At a time in our history when respect for many of our institutions has waned or disappeared it is particularly important to remember these men and women. Because with out them all the precious little twits running for their safe spaces at the drop of an unwanted word wouldn’t be “safe” to act like fools.
It takes courage for a soldier to risk life and limb for his country. The least we civilians can do is to honor these heroes. That is the basis of the Veterans Day celebration. Venerate these great men and women with words of appreciation. The edifice of our society stands on the martyrdom of these selfless souls. Here are some inspiring Veterans Day quotes. These Veteran Day quotes remind the younger generation of their duty towards their country, and inspire them to uphold the tradition of liberty, fraternity, and equality.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus: In valor there is hope.
Richard Watson Gilder:
Better than honor and glory, and History’s iron pen,
Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
Grocery Store Chain Honors Veterans with Beautiful Video
By Todd Starnes
The other day one of my radio listeners sent me a link to a brilliant television commercial that was created by Food City.
Food City sells Hamburger Helper and Doritos and Dukes Mayonnaise to folks who live in the Southern states.
But the supermarket’s television commercial had nothing to do with selling groceries – it was about Veteran’s Day.
And folks – it was one of the most poignant, heart-felt commercials I’ve ever seen.
“It’s all about bringing families together,” said company spokesman Kevin Stafford. “It’s God. It’s country. It’s family – and then it’s Food City.”
These days, there aren’t too many big companies left across the fruited plain that do business like that – which makes Food City’s Veterans Day commercial all the more intriguing.
“The country and what it means is extremely important to our company,” Mr. Stafford said.
It’s true. That’s why the Star-Spangled Banner proudly waves outside every single store (so long as it is permitted by local ordinances).
Food City founder Jack Smith served in the Navy and the company has always had a deep appreciation and admiration for the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces.
I don’t know how I can improve on that wonderful video so I’m not going to try. I’ll leave that to the rest of you to add to in your wonderful comments.
Thank a Vet today because without them we would not be free to do it.