Let’s pay trib­ute to true Amer­i­can heroes

The Sun News (Sunday) - - Opinion -

– 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.

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