This week we celebrated Veteran’s Day, an opportunity to give thanks to the over 20 million men and women veterans that have served our country. Communities across this great nation held ceremonies to honor these patriotic heroes and to acknowledge the sacrifice and commitment to make American safe for all citizens. Over 1,000 buglers across America played TAPS to honor past veterans and to let those living veterans know there will always be an honor for those that have served this country.
America was founded on a single principle: Freedom. We are a nation conceived for people willing to accept responsibility for their lives for the good of all mankind. Indeed, the Founders were well aware of the allure of despotism. It is safe to be protected by someone else and to not have to make decisions about protecting one’s own life. The credo that ‘freedom’ does not come ‘free’ has been a mainstay comment for all military veterans that have returned home to family and loved ones.
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. Putting people first has always been America’s secret weapon, with this right perpetuated by men and women that serve our country.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan
“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Please enjoy the enclosed video of the Veteran’s Day Ceremony 2020 – DeKalb, ILL