I have the utmost respect for our veterans. Men and Women who for the sake of country and the freedoms it represents gave of themselves to a degree many of us will never know or be able to comprehend let alone understand. Today we raise notice by placing a date on the calendar to specifically remember our veterans both living and deceased. Each day we should remember the freedoms we have and the price, which was paid to get them, protect them, and allow each of us to partake in them.
In case you are unfamiliar with this holiday, it was originally called Armistice Day marking the end of “The Great War” – World War 1. Since there have been additional world conflicts, in 1954 the word Veterans replaced Armistice and thus included not just those veterans of World War 1 but all global conflicts the USA was involved with whether on foreign or domestic soil. While Memorial Day focuses on those who gave life, Veterans Day remembers both living and deceased with a special remembrance for those afflicted with such challenges as PTSD, loss of limbs etc. All veterans regardless of their physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual state, are all to be acknowledged for their service to our country.
I raise a challenge today to each of you who read this Guidepost. For the next few days, each time you do anything, take a moment, and think of how that event was directly influenced by the Veterans of our great nation. From the simple filling of your gas tank to the buying of bread and milk at the store, all of these have been touched by the lives of our Veterans. These fine Men and Women (even boys and girls) made real life commitments so that we have the freedoms we too often take for granted.
This week take some time to engage your team, so they too know the value of Veterans Day and those people who we honor and celebrate on this annual holiday.
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