Thank you Veterans

Thank you Veterans by Charlie Page

Today is Veteran’s Day in the US. Today is the day we all take a moment to thank the veterans, the brave men and women who risked life and limb to keep us free and safe.

Having an official holiday is good. But I believe we can do more.

I believe that every day should be Veteran’s Day.

After all, without the sacrifice of these brave souls we would not have our freedom. And freedom is a powerful gift indeed.

Think about these freedoms for a moment …

  • We are free to vote
  • We are free to speak our mind
  • We are free to dissent
  • We are free to worship as we choose
  • We are free to assemble and protest when we don’t like how things are going
  • We are free to work and earn a living, even open a business if we so choose

All of these freedoms came with a price.

The men and women who fought, bled and died did not want to fight. They did not want to suffer. They did not want to feel the fear that all feel in the moment of battle.

Yet serve they did. And, get the depth of this please, they volunteered for this duty.

They volunteered to risk it all (quite literally) for you and me. 

For that — for their bravery and dedication — for a free country that does not want to fight but will not run from one either, I am eternally grateful.

Not just on Veteran’s Day but rather every day of the year.

Every day I breathe free air I am grateful to those who serve.

Join me today in thanking our veterans. Join me in saluting their dedication, their bravery. And join me today in thanking them for the many freedoms we enjoy.

Thank you veterans — YOU made my freedom possible.

Charlie Page Sig

Charlie Page

Happily married for 39 years, Charlie is the dad to two wonderful daughters. He is the author of 10 books on Internet marketing and owner of The Directory of Ezines, Follow Up Selling Systems, Common Sense Blog Blueprint and other membership sites.

1 Comment

  • John Antaya

    Reply Reply November 12, 2013

    Hello Mr. Page
    I wish to Thank You for this piece on Veterans. Here in Canada and having served myself, am part of a Veterans Organization. This time of year we pin poppies in order that the people do remember our fallen soldiers both men and women. We attend Remembrance Ceremonies if able, regardless of the weather to pay tribute to those who so much deserve our Remembrance and Thank You for their unselfish bravery and not just for one day per year but for every day that we are able to wake up in the morning and be part of as free country. Their Sacrifice gave us our Freedom of choices here in Canada as well as in the United States. Yes!
    “They Shall Grow Not Old As We That Are Left Grow Old
    Age Shall Not Weary Them Nor The Years Condemn
    At The Going Down Of The Sun We Shall Remember Them
    We Shall Remember Them.”

    Thank You For Remembering

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