For those of you around the world who celebrate this day, I want to extend a Happy Veterans Day or Armistice Day to you all. On this day the “War to end all Wars” was over 100 years ago and the nightmare that was to become WWII hadn’t yet cast its shadow on the world. Skip forward to today….and folks here in the US think of sales and shopping and a free day off work due to holiday observance, but it’s more than that. Some folks around the world are on duty NOW….like the Marines in the picture above. Some folks have lost loved ones and still use this day to remember those losses, like in the picture below:
And some folks around the world will go to parades and ceremonies and such, remembering to “thank” a Veteran and then go on with life.
For my part, I would simply say “Never Forget”. Not all Veterans want thanks, but they want their service remembered, no matter what they did. Not all Veterans deployed or have even seen combat, but almost all have made more sacrifices than they probably remember.
Photo Credit for the pics in this post goes to Pexels.