Veterans Day in the United States is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half mast.
Today in the United States we remember those who have given their lives in the defense of this country. Many who have gone into battle did not come home. Giving ones life is the ultimate sacrifice. Those who wear the uniform of their country are to be respected and honored because they are going into harms way. Many families mourn those who died on the battlefield and may they be comforted. May their loved ones and friends be remembered on this and every day.
(From Wikipedia) On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, without warning and without a declaration of war, killing 2,403 American non-combatants, and injuring 1,178 others. The attack sank two U.S. Navy battleships and damaged five others. It also damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed and 159 damaged.
Remembering the events of this day 75 years ago as the United States was attacked and entered World War II. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called this “a day that will live in infamy” and it was truly a moment that changed the course of history and the war. Remembering the veterans who were lost on this day.
This weekend in downtown Chattanooga at Ross’ Landing The Moving Wall is in town. This is a 1/2 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that’s in Washington, DC. This features every name of those killed in action during the Vietnam war. There are over 58,000 names listed on the wall. 58,000 men and women who gave their lives for our country. People from all walks of life left their family and friends never to return. Honor those who served but always work for peace.
My father belongs the Tri-State Military Vehicle Club and they had some vintage jeeps and an ambulance for visitors to the wall to see. These vehicles are an important part of fighting a war.
The picture at the bottom represent the fallen five servicemen who were killed at a military post here in Chattanooga back in July of 2015. Honoring the service and real sacrifice of those who put on the uniform of my country is what this community does in a very special way. Thanks to all who have or are currently serving.
Memorial Day is a time to honor fallen members of the military in the United States of America. This song by Billy Ray Cyrus just seems to capture the spirit and the somberness of the holiday very well. He tells a great story in this song. Some gave all, we must remember.
(From Wikipedia) Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth as a day “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”
To my friends throughout the UK and the Commonwealth I remember with you too. America is grateful for your partnership and friendship in fighting for peace and freedom for all. God bless everyone who has served at home and abroad.