Friday, November 9, 2018

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

Sunday, November 11 is Veterans Day – a day set aside to honor America’s military veterans for their services, their patriotism and the sacrifices they have made to protect our nation and preserve our freedoms.

Formerly known as Armistice Day, the Veterans Day celebration falls on November 11 for a very profound reason. It was at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 that an armistice went into effect stopping the fighting between allied nations and Germany, ending World War I.

Each of us in some way is connected to someone in military service; fathers, mothers, siblings, co-workers, neighbors, clergy, family and friends. Let’s all make a special effort to say thanks on this day. To the more than 18 million veterans in the United States and their families – “thank you.”

In the words of John F. Kennedy – “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

Happy Veterans Day


Posted by MJ Thomas

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