Honoring our veterans this November 11th 2014
On November 11 in the 11 Hour of the day in the year 1918 The first great war of the twentieth century came to an end, and the roots of Veterans Day were planted.
On September 2 1945 the second great war of the twentieth century came to an end. Wars to end all wars, but it was not to be, Korea, Vietnam, The first gulf war, the Iraq war, Afghanistan and now another lumens in our future. We cry Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The world is crying out for American blood and they will have it.
Throughout these trying times American men and women have gathered themselves and gone off to war in a never ending battle against the forces of evil in this world.
Now on November 11 we will pause to once again to honor those who gave it their all in service to the nation and it is altogether fitting that we should do this.
On this day all over this great nation the living veterans of the V.F.W. American Legion and other service groups will pause to honor publicly that which they do daily in service to the fallen and the widow and orphan of our veterans.
In small towns everywhere Like Our town McCleary Washington The local post of the V.F.W. will open its doors and provide some refreshments. Seek them out and support their efforts to do what is right and fitting for the families of those that have made the sacrifices for you and the nation. If you are a VET, and have some time on a Monday once a month join us for a little time to honor those that have given all. Afterwards we will bump elbows down at the Rain Country Restaurant in McCleary over a cup of Joe and worry Dan about his new truck and how many recalls are out on it this week. Dan’s Navy I’m Army, Russ is a Marine, I even heard some guy say he was Air force; you know that other branch of the Army.
S. Henry Knocker