Here’s to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won;
here’s to America’s colors, the colors that never run.
May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.
It is no secret that RV Nana and PPL Motorhomes is proud of America, Our Flag, but more over, those who fight to defend our ideals of a Democratic future for all people far and wide. We have been blessed to live where we do and want nothing more than to salute and honor the world’s largest volunteer fighting force. I thought a quick re-education about the origins of Veterans Day is in order.
Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world and falls on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)
The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.
We pledge to honor your memory. We pledge to honor every drop of blood you spilled defending our honor, life and liberty. We pledge to remember your bravery and the bravery of your families who sacrificed with you. There is no greater virtue than serving your country with honor and valor.
All of us, not just at PPL Motorhomes, or those of us in Houston, in Texas or the rest of the United States are humbled by your allegiance to goodness, justice and the American way.
All we can do is thank you. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your service. Thank you for putting yourself in harm’s way daily. Thank you for your sense of duty, pride and love for the colors and flag we proudly fly over our nation in your honor.
Both as Warriors and bringers of peace, your resolve and courage will never be forgotten. God bless the American Military and all of those who have served in wars and conflicts past, present and future.
The next time you see, or talk with a veteran, shake his/her hand and thank them for their sacrifice.