Lyons Township Democrats salute all American Veterans on November 11

Lyons Township Democrats salute all American Veterans on November 11

Lyons Township Democrats salute all American Veterans on November 11

On Veterans Day, put out your flags, cheer the marchers at parades, and go to tributes. But when you wake up the next day, Nov. 12, remember that it’s still Veterans Day for our veterans – and it will be every day of their lives.

– Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

In 1954, when November 11th was officially named Veterans Day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower called upon all citizens to join hands in a common purpose – to “solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”

Our troops have always served our country with dedication. They fought in major conflicts, including World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They fought in smaller actions around the world, such as Somalia, Bosnia, and Grenada. They deserve our thanks on Veterans Day and on every day of the year. So this Sunday, November 11, we should remember and take the time to thank them for their service.

Photo courtesy of the Lyons Democratic Organization

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