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Veterans Day 2021 - Joe Rodgers

Veterans Day is a special day. On November 11, 2021, we will collectively celebrate the service of our former United States Armed Forces personnel. It is a day to honor living veterans, or former members of the military who were discharged and are alive today.

We celebrate Veterans Day to honor the soldiers, sailors, marines, and air men and women who put their lives on the line to defend the freedoms that we far too often take for granted.

Many of us will observe Veterans Day by flying the flag at our homes, spending time with our family and friends, catching up on chores, and watching patriotic movies on our TV(s). All these things are good and maybe we can challenge ourselves to do more.

You could go to a nearby cemetery and say a prayer over the graves of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. You could visit a VA hospital and spend some time speaking with a veteran. Perhaps, you could volunteer to help prepare a meal at the VA or write a check to an organization like the Wounded Worrier Program (WWP).

In their literature, WWP reminds us that wounded worriers are more than the injured themselves. They are the husbands and wives, daughters and sons, fathers, mothers, and friends; people who made great sacrifices for our country who now need assistance. People who deserve to get the help they need. We are reminded that our donations provide life-changing often life-saving programs and services free of charge to warriors, their families, and caregivers.

However, you choose to honor our military on this auspicious day, this is a day for Americans to thank the members of the community who have put in the time to defend our nation and the freedoms we enjoy. It is time to appreciate the sweat and blood of nearly twenty million veterans who live and work in America today.

Thank you and God bless you!