Today on Veterans Day, with solemn pride, we, as a nation, remember and salute the heroic men and women who, through great personal sacrifice, have purchased for us the freedoms which we enjoy.
Veterans Day is a time to remember the sacrifices of every member of our Armed Forces throughout Our Nation’s history and to remember the heroic sacrifices our courageous men and women are making today.
Today, let us remember to take time to pray for our troops who have died in combat and for their loved ones who still mourn their loss. Let us also pray for our veterans who are suffering the wounds of combat, and for their families. It is the sacrifices of our veterans and their families that allow 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.