Saturday, November 11, 2006

we remember

Today is Veteran's Day.

We remember and are thankful for all of the serviceman who have served our country, at both times of war and times of peace.

We remember those whose lives were lost in battle and those who returned home.

We remember those who cannot forget, who are plagued by the images of the things they saw or did in the name of this country.

We remember the survivors who visit memorials, remembering those who did not come home.

We remember those servicepeople who are currently serving at home and overseas.

We remember, and we are thankful for your service.

Today in American History:
1620: Pilgrim emigrants sign the Mayflower Compact, giving themselves the power to govern their planned settlement in New England.
1918:
World War I ends.
1921:
Exactly three years after the end of World War I, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, during a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.

2 comments:

Cynthia said...

My family says thank you!

bill said...

Me, too.