Veteran’s day used to be Armistice Day.
WW1 was supposed to be the the war to end wars, which was obviously a lie.
At the end of WW1, we agreed on a treaty. But instead of making it official that day, it was decided to wait over 12 hours.
A decision was made by a fat cat in a suit that we wanted to officially sign the treaty on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
What you don’t know is that there was a large group of soldiers that walked in to death and destruction between the actually peace agreement and the signing of the armastice.
They give up part of themselves for the greater good of others.
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Most veterans don’t really understand what it is that they are passionate about.
Many have a sense of duty to the country infrastructure or the flag, but this is only because they haven’t tapped into what made them truly passionate.
The core values that this country was founded on are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness for ALL citizens without persecution because they believe differently than their neighbours.
Freedom RINGS in their minds, whether for speech, religion, or otherwise.
Veterans are PASSIONATE about the CORE VALUES of the foundation of the United States. This they will almost all agree.
This is why I respect them!
The very LAST thing any veteran wants to hear is that his job isn’t valuable to the military or the citizens of the country. Most have a “servant mentality.”
This is why I cherish them.
Every time we see any person in any armed service or emergency responder uniform, my children and I ALWAYS thank them for everything they have done.
I always see their face light up at the sight of children thanking them and saluting them with big goofy, resisted smiles.
Soon after, I see them drop their demeanor when they say, “you’re welcome.” Their shoulders and heads lower and so does their tone.
When they drop their head and shoulders, it is because they feel a little humiliated. Why?
Because, they know that some gave all.
They feel that whatever they are doing is not as much as someone else is doing.
Veterans in the most REMOTE capacity and most SUPPORTIVE roles are fulfilling a servant’s duty, but still, they never feel like they haven’t given enough.
In peace time, veterans spend their time building roads and buildings to help others connect to necessary resources.
This is why I honor them.
Jesus states in the Bible, “No greater love is there, that one man lay is life down for another.”
Each and every veteran gets an order. Many will get orders that place themselves in harms way or into certain death.
They don’t obey because it is fun. They obey because they love the American people and are willing to jump in front of a bullet for them.
Veterans Love You.
This is why I love them.