Thursday, November 11, 2010

Land of the Free

A simple thank you to all who have served our country to keep us safe from harm and our freedoms intact.

This image was taken inside the Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower at the top of Mt. Greylock built in 1930.

From Wikipedia comes the following:

The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of 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."
What baffles me most is that consumerism has become of such importance in the US that Black Friday is more celebrated and honored than Veterans Day.  

Ironic too, because that freedom would not be possible without the amazing sacrifices made on our behalf.  

Please take at least a moment to remember those who have served us and kept us free.

1 comment:

  1. Black Friday is almost more celebrated than the day that precedes it, Thanksgiving!

    So yes, let's thank our veterans and all our military currently serving.