11-08-2008 - A Tribute To Veterans George Saunders and Walter Kaplan
"Remember Our Veterans" Veteran's Day November 11, 2008
Freedom is a word that is used everyday and yet its meaning is so easily forgotten. A poet once wrote- "your freedom has been paid for in fields now far away." Brave men and women have sacrificed their lives to ensure our freedom and prosperity.
Our veterans, our heroes, are ordinary people who walk beside us as family, friends and neighbors. Each accepts their call to duty to ensure that others live with peace, happiness and freedom. We have an obligation to ensure that all Americans recognize and remember that the freedoms we enjoy did not come free.
Though veterans come from all different backgrounds, their contribution is similar, and therefore it is essential to honor them all -- past, present, and future.