Dear TMLC Friends and Supporters:
Sunday we commemorate with solemn pride Veterans Day! We honor and remember the contribution and sacrifice of all veterans wherever and whenever they served.
From Lexington and Valley Forge to Normandy, Korea, and Vietnam, —and now to Iraq and Afghanistan—America’s military forces have fought for freedom in defense of our great Nation. Veterans Day is not only a time to remember the heroic sacrifices of our military throughout our nation’s history, but also to remember the heroic sacrifices our men and women are making today in Afghanistan—and in places yet unknown.
Let us take time to pray for our troops who have died in battle, and for their loved ones who still mourn their great loss. Let us also pray for our troops who remain in harm’s way today.
Their willingness to serve allows us to live freely, enjoying the abundances and splendor of America.
It is appropriate on this Veterans Day to remember the statement contained in a December 4, 1788 letter from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington. It is embossed over the staircase of the Jefferson Library at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
“The power of making war often prevents it and in our case would give efficacy to our desire for peace.”
God bless our veterans and God bless America.
President and Chief Counsel
Thomas More Law Center