Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Veterans' Day, 2020


 Tomorrow is Veterans' Day. It had its beginning as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, commemorating the armistice that was signed to end the first world war--at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year.

Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, and should not be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who died while in military service. I'm proud to have served, and always feel a special thrill when someone recognizes that I'm a veteran and thanks me for my service--even though it was quite a while ago.

We'll fly our flag today, as we do every day--even amidst the election day confusion. Because brave men and women fought for our right to do so. When you see a veteran today, thank him or her for their service. It will bring a smile to your face and theirs.

3 comments:

Priscilla Bettis said...

Thank you for serving, Richard. Veterans are cool. (I even married one!)

Patricia Bradley said...

Yes! Thank you for your service. And I married one, too.

Richard Mabry said...

Priscilla and Patricia, thanks for your comments (and your good taste in marrying veterans).