“When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. “
~ Adlai Stevenson (1900 – 1965), American Politician and Diplomat
Today (November 11) is Veterans Day, here in America. It is a day when we pause to honor the brave men and women who serve in uniform, who fought and continue to fight so that we can all enjoy that wonderful privilege — Freedom.
It is an opportunity for us to thank the veterans who stormed the beaches during World War II, the men and women who served tour after tour in distant lands such as Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan — and all the battles before, after and in between.
Their bravery has not gone unnoticed. Today — and always — we salute them.