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A Day Of Remembrance And Respect

Veterans Day in November is dedicated to the honor of all veterans, past and present. Memorial Day, is a special day set aside for those who have died in service to their country and for all of us. However, it’s difficult to think of some without remembering all.

Today we remember and pay our respect to ALL of the 42 million men and women who have served in our military since George Washington’s first Army fought for our independence, and the over 2.5 million who have been killed or wounded.

In more recent times we remember World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, The First Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as conflicts in Somalia, Grenada, The Balkans, and Panama.

As etched on the gravestone of our young soldier, Norman Lewis Cain, III:

“Call out my name as the years go by, remember me and I shall never die.”

We also remember our young men and women of today, who return from war and need assistance getting adjusted into civilian life once again. Look into their eyes, embrace them and say “Welcome Home.” If you are in a position, or know someone who is, to hire these vets, then please do so and assist. They full heartedly served us, so let’s not hesitate to serve them.  Reach out to these returning soldiers with a kind word and warm smile and offer a helping hand, because they and their families need it more than most of us realize. God Bless the USA, and God Bless our Troops!

Returned War Veteran, Keith F. Bortel, WWII – Officer US Army. Thank you for your service!

We Remember.