Veterans Day

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 by Travis Cody in

Sometimes I manage to put together the sequence of words that conveys my message in the best possible way.  When that happens, I don't rewrite...I simply re-post.

I posted this same commemoration in 2010 and in 2009, and I can't think of any better way to honor Veterans.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, major hostilities in World War 1 ended with the signing of the Armistice.

Whether you call it Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day, please turn your thoughts to the men and women of the armed forces who have defended our freedoms.

Thank you to all of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and members of the US Coast Guard for their service and sacrifice. May you all be safe today, and in all the tomorrows of your service. And if you must make the ultimate sacrifice, may you go to your rest with the humble thanks of a grateful nation and her citizens.

This I also send to the men and women of all other nations who defend freedom and justice around the world.


  1. Oh, I like that picture at the bottom of your post.

    On this important day, I remember them.

  1. Jean says:

    Thanks to all our Veterans and their families.

  1. Thank you for a moving posting.

  1. Linda says:

    Very well stated once again.

  1. Travis, this shows how small the world is!

    I've been away - my husband and I went to an 11-11-11 peace meditation at the ancient stone circles near Kaapschehoop (in Mpumalanga)

    When I told my parents where & when we were going, my Mom reminded me of Remembrance Day poppies...and made the group some poppies with little scrolls describing the significance and quoting John McCrae's In Flanders Field. Such a moving poem, a sad tribute to those fallen in the never-ending wars on this planet. :(

    Judy, South Africa