Vet­er­ans Day- a day to pause and give thanks to those who served our na­tion

The Avenue News - - EDITORIAL -

Their bod­ies which lie in ev­ery for­eign land

and in the great oceans and seas of the world

ser ve as an ev­er­last­ing tes­ti­mo­nial of the great love

these men and women-our vet­er­ans-had for this land called Amer­ica. To­day, as al­ways, we honor them;

not only will this na­tion and its peo­ple forever­more be in their debt, but so will mankind in gen­eral;

for their sac­ri­fices have al­lowed

the world and its peo­ple to dream for­ever of the vi­sion of free­dom. “We sin­cerely rec­og­nize this day

that time will not dim the glory of their deeds.”

And as they fought and died, if need be in the fu­ture, oth­ers will rise to de­fend lib­erty and free­dom. As long as this na­tion sur­vives-and it will sur­vivetheir sa­cred deeds and valor will never be for­got­ten,

for we live in free­dom be­cause of those Amer­i­can vet­er­ans

who self­lessly gave-their time, ef­forts and their lives

that oth­ers might live in peace and dig­nity.

-John A. Mick­los, Es­sex

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