Updated: Nov 7, 2021
I would like to recognize the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Originally, 11 November was called “Armistice Day” to commemorate the end of World War 1, the “war to end all wars”. Obviously, that did not happen. Our history is filled with brave men and women that have made tremendous sacrifices to defend this country.
Veterans Day is a day to say “Thank You”. When you see a veteran or their family members, tell them “Thank you for your service and sacrifice”, look them in the eye, shake their hand, and really mean what you’re saying. These citizen defenders of Freedom and their families are our front line of defense against the many forces that would take away our Freedoms. We need to let them know how much we appreciate their efforts and dedication to this wonderful nation.
We must never forget the sacrifices made to achieve our independence. We must also recognize that freedom and liberty depends on the continued support for our veterans and their families that have signed a blank check that commits them up to and including their very life or the life of a family member. The loss of any life in defense of this country is more than just a number we hear about in the news. Let us never forget the individual, their name and their story.
I am a proud veteran with over 21 years of service. Several members of my family and friends are also veterans. I am committed to standing up for all of our veterans and their families.
Thank you and God bless.
Darryl L. Glenn Lt. Col. USAF (Ret)