Freedom isn’t free.
Our sons and daughters put their lives on the line every day, to fight for and protect the values enshrined in our nation’s Constitution.
Approximately 1.1 million Americans have lost their lives in the fight. We must always remember that they paid the ultimate sacrifice to preserve something dear.
But, today, Veterans’ Day, is an important occasion to remember and honor those who served, survived, and now must readjust to civilian life. As of the 2014 census, some 21.8 million veterans live in America. These are the heroes who preserve everything we hold so dear.
Originally called Armistice Day – to commemorate the temporary armistice that eventually led to the end of World War I – November 11th became an official holiday in 1938. Since that time, Americans have taken this day to pause and thank the brave men and women who risked so much to preserve liberty and freedom, here and abroad.
Veterans of all branches deserve our unrelenting gratitude every single day. Without these real-life heroes, the freedoms we take for granted on a daily basis would be for naught.
Every day, our troops fight for the American Dream! So, today we ask you to thank a service member, offer to buy them a coffee or lunch, or ask them why the American Dream is so important to them.