Vet’s Day 2013

vetsVeteran’s Day is always observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Today is November 8th, so Monday is the 11th day of the 11th month. I hope you pause sometime on Monday and give thanks for those who have served our country from the time of its birth in 1776.

Please read the quotes below, and give some thought to them.

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” —G.K. Chesterton

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham

“The God who gave us life, gave us Liberty at the same time. … Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the People that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.” –Thomas Jefferson

Since I’m an Air Force veteran, I have also included a link to the Thunderbirds. You can watch these awe-inspiring pilots, by clicking here.

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