Let’s pay tribute to true American heroes
– Ret. Col. Jimmy Jacobs, legislative affairs director, Grand Strand Military Officers Association
The first Veterans Day was observed on Nov. 11, 1919, the day after World War I ended. It was first called Armistice Day or Truce Day. Later, it was changed to Veterans Day to honor all veterans, living and dead.
A veteran in any field is someone who has been there and done that, one who has experience in that area. Military veterans are those brave men and women who put their life on hold and on the line to protect our precious freedoms. All allow themselves to be put in harm’s way and many pay the ultimate price for us (US). They answered the call, embraced the call, performed the call, and should receive the blessings of the call, that is — in one sense — our heartfelt appreciation and recognition.
The Bible says, “Greater love has no man than this, to lay down their life for a friend,” and “to give honor to whom honor is due.” Today, and every day, a grateful nation pays tribute to true American heroes, our veterans.