80 degree weather in October? Crazy isn't it! Well, now that the nice weather has completed it course for us in the East Coast, November is rolling in quickly. Another Halloween will pass and the goblins and witches will have packed away their costumes and preparation for the holiday season begins. There is a very special day that speaks to me in both an emotional and prideful way.
Veterans Day - November 11th
The first national celebration of Veterans Day was in 1947. It expanded Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. In 1954 President Eisenhower signed the bill establishing this day as a tribute to all U.S. veterans. We commemorate those who served and sacrificed for our country and the common good. Parades commence and across America we give thanks to our Veterans. A special thanks in my heart to my Dad who served in the 1st Calvary in Korea. He was always proud to speak of his service, his unit and his country. He returned to the United States with numerous medals, an injury that would pain him for life, and the gift of pride, unity and service to his country.
There are many heroes in our world, my own personal hero is my Dad.
Thank you to my Dad and all the Americans who serve our Country to provide the freedom and peace I get to enjoy each day.