The world is a pretty unsafe place lately. Our republic and our rights as citizens have been under attack as never before. It’s been tough for us all, but our country has struggled before. Whenever there’s been a threat in the past, it’s been the job of our armed forces to respond. Respond they have, and it’s been the character of our servicemembers that’s defined the best of our country.
Veterans bring the best of America
Those men and women who were lucky enough to come home have of course been known since as veterans, and today we honor them. Veteran’s Day is November 11, honoring the cease-fire that ended World War I, and it’s a day when we can all take a moment and thank the people who have made this country as strong and as reslilient as it is.
Veterans of all ages deserve respect
I remember being young and watching the veterans of World War I marching down the street in their VFW hats and vests. There were even older veterans on the sidelines of the parade. As I got older, veterans inexplicably got younger. At one point veterans returning from foreign wars were my age. Then, after a fashion, they were young enough to be my children. But despite the fact that I became so much older, I came to realize that veterans of all ages deserve resepect. They’ve seen things I’ll never seen and lived a life I’ll never lived, just to keep me safe.
Be proud of your veterans
I remember a time when it wasn’t fashionable to be proud of a veteran. Veterans were portrayed as people who did unjust things to innocent people. Maybe some of them really were that sort of person. Maybe not. Certainly every veteran I have met has been a person of the utmost honor.They did what they thought was right, they took orders without exception. Whether they were on land, sea or air, they got the job done.
The ones to honor
Technically, Veteran’s Day is a day to honor those who came home. Memorial Day honors the ones who didn’t. But I think it’s perfectly fair to honor all veterans, not just twice a year, but every single day. Don’t you?
Our offices are open today
Our offices haven’t closed and we are still filling orders today. So if you’re a vet — even if you’re not — go ahead and shop at SolidSignal.com where you’ll find the best stuff with the best customer service. We’re proud to serve in our little way, but humbled beside those people who really served their country any time in their lives. They’re the real heroes and we’re proud to offer a tip of the hat to them every year at Veteran’s Day, here at The Solid Signal Blog.
Whether you’re home or at work, it’s still ok to take 60 seconds just to think of the immense sacrifices of our veterans and why they deserve respect not just on November 11, but every day.