Honoring Veterans and Their Families

Da Goddess @ 04:03

Originally known as Armistice Day:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn 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.” ~ Woodrow Wilson

Today is Veterans Day and what better way to honor those who serve, have served, and provide love and support on the homefront while their loved ones are away than to support charities that make veterans’ lives better.

Here are a list of some of the best legitimate charities around:

Services YMCA

Homes for Our Troops

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Semper Fi Fund

National Military Family Organization

Operation Homefront

Soldiers’ Angels

Wounded Warrior Project

Various quotes collected from around the web:

When Our Perils Are Past,
Shall Our Gratitude Sleep?
~ George Canning

Courage Is Almost A Contradiction In Terms.
It Means A Strong Desire
To Live Taking The Form Of Readiness To Die.

~ G.K. Chesterton

But The Freedom That They Fought For,
And The Country Grand They Wrought For,
Is Their Monument To-Day, And For Aye.
~ Thomas Dunn English

As We Express Our Gratitude,
We Must Never Forget That The Highest Appreciation
Is Not To Utter Words, But To Live By Them.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Valor Is Stability,
Not Of Legs And Arms,
But Of Courage And The Soul.

~ Michel De Montaigne

Remember, it’s easy to take Liberty for granted when you’ve never had it taken from you. For that reason alone, let’s honor our Veterans and their families every day.

1 Comment

  1. Amen!

    Comment by pam — 2013/11/11 @ 12:27

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