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Veterans Day 2012 – “The 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month”

On Memorial Day each year we remember, and of course memorialize our fallen countrymen and women, on Veterans Day however we celebrate and give thanks to those who are still with us. For all those who have survived, as the smallest of measures, we directly give them thanks for their service, their sacrifices, and we should as well to all their families.

      Millions of Patriots — American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen — have, for generations honored their oath to “support and defend” our the Liberty enshrined in our Constitution. Today, we formally honor them. We remain the proud and the free because they have stood bravely in harm’s way, and millions remain on post today. For this, we, the American People, offer our heartfelt thanks.

Today is Veterans Day. Make sure and thank a Vet.

Also, don’t miss Mark Alexander’s 2011 essay, The Most Noble of American Patriots.

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:12-14)

“Mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, and whose faces were like the faces of lions.” (1 Chronicles 12:8)

American Patriot: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

“Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.” –Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Millions of Patriots — American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen — have, for generations honored their oath to “support and defend” our the Liberty enshrined in our Constitution. Today, we formally honor them. We remain the proud and the free because they have stood bravely in harm’s way, and millions remain on post today. For this, we, the American People, offer our heartfelt thanks.

“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” –John Stuart Mill

“[I]n our hearts you will always be young, full of the love that is youth — love of life, love of joy, love of country. You fought for your country and for its safety and for the freedom of others with strength and courage. We love you for it. We honor you. And we have faith that, as He does all His sacred children, the Lord will bless you and keep you, the Lord will make His face to shine upon you and give you peace, now and forevermore.” –Ronald Reagan, handwritten note left at the Vietnam Veterans memorial, Veterans Day, November 11, 1988

Post-Journal

Honor Veterans From The HeartNovember 11, 2012 Among our friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members are men and women to whom we owe heartfelt gratitude today. more »»Wall Of Honor

November 13, 2012 CLYMER — Veterans, you are not forgotten. more »»

JCC Veterans Committee Hosts Ceremony

Salute To Their ServiceNovember 12, 2012

Remembering veterans on Veterans Day is nice.   For Clyde Card, more needs to be done to help new veterans as they return home from abroad.   Card’s remarks came after a pair of Veterans Day remembrances Sunday in Jamestown.   At 10 a.m.

Called To ServeNovember 11, 2012

A local soldier is staying informed on his hometown from deployment abroad.  Chris Berry, captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, has been in constant contact with his family, sending several pictures and updates on a monthly basis.

Retired Soldier From Randolph ReflectsNovember 11, 2012

Twenty-two years, two months and one day ago (Aug. 25, 2012), I graduated from Randolph Central High School (Class of 1990) and two hours later I was at the Buffalo MEPS leaving for Army Basic Training.

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