Friday, November 11, 2011

11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month

In previous years I have written about Armistice Day, and Veterans' Day. The important thing today is to remember that our past is filled with heroes who made our present possible. Remember them, honor them, particularly those who in service to their country defended our freedoms, many of them giving their all.

At 11:00 A.M. I will be on the courthouse square, along with as many of my fellow citizens who will brave the elements for a brief ceremony honoring those who served in the Armed Forces. The local high school will have a contingent from the band to provide patriotic mu
sic. It does my heart good to see that the next generation is learning about their past, and it ge
nerates hope within me that our future will be bright!

Update: We assembled on the courthouse lawn.
The Tipton High School band plays.
Judge Jack Richter honors Veterans.
Riflemen, 21-gun salute.


John Cowart said...

"Our past is filled with heroes who made our present possible".

Great thought.

Anonymous said...

God bless our veterans.


Vee said...

Our veterans deserve to be honored - the ones who survived war and the ones who gave their lives. To echo the words of Anonymous, "God bless our veterans."

vanilla said...

John, I believe we need to be ever-mindful of this fact.

Bob, yes. And we are blessed to have them.

Vee, had it not been for them, one shudders to think where we might be.