Grumpy Old Ganz


Thank A Veteran!

Veterans Day is upon us. We should be celebrating the bravery and sacrifice of all our military Veterans, both past and present.

November 11, 1919, was the first anniversary of the end of World War I and it was commemorated as Armistice Day. In 1954, a bill was passed and signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower acknowledging November 11 as Veterans Day.

I understand that not everyone agrees with the wars and conflicts our country has been through. That in itself shouldn’t detract from honoring those who have served in both war and peacetime. Whether drafted or enlisted, our servicemen and servicewomen earned the right to be celebrated and thanked for their honorable sacrifices.

Ceremonies and virtual programs will be held around the area and across the nation to honor those who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces. I encourage you to join in online or attend an event in-person if it is feasible. Please show your support or maybe just take the time to say “thank you for your service” to a Veteran.

There’s really no need to ramble on so I’ll just cut to the chase—take the time and show some decency—acknowledge someone who has served our country and thank them.

I will leave you with this...

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.”

—Dan Lipinski





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