I would like to take a moment to say thank you to our veterans. The cost of our freedom is something one cannot put a price tag on. It is because of those that serve our country honorably that we are allowed the liberties that we take for granted every day.

When Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed the holiday in 1919, he stated:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

These wise words till hold true today, and we have many to thank for serving our wonderful country. So take a moment and thank someone who gave of his life, to protect yours.

Also think of the others that go unnoticed, those that are left behind. The husbands and wives that are left to raise their families in their spouses absence. The mothers and fathers that have said good bye to their children, as they had to waive them off. And the children who anxiously await their parent’s return. Don’t forget the sacrifice they make.

Last year we took a trip to Washington D.C., and here are some of my favorite photos from the day…

I highly recommend visiting our Nation’s Capital if you are ever given the opportunity. We may not always agree with politics, and war is always a subject that incurs much debate. But one thing will always be true…

United We Stand.

And I thank those that make this a possibility.


On a side note – Happy 11/11/11 Day everyone! Lol…

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