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Don’t forget vets

Posted: November 10, 2009 9:47 p.m.
Updated: November 11, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Ninety years ago, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 Armistice Day in order to commemorate the end of World War I and the veterans who served in it.

While the name has changed to Veterans Day, the purpose remains the same: To remember those who served this great nation.

While most people recognize veterans one day a year, veterans service organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars strive to highlight the importance of veterans all year round.

It is easy to overlook the role that veterans play each day in America, but impossible to forget the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Some are older now, such as America’s last living WWI veteran Frank Buckles, and some are still in their 20s, returning from combat duty in Afghanistan, but they all deserve to have one day where everyone stops to recognize the sacrifices they have made.

So while you and your family enjoy a day off, do not forget the real reason you are able to relax and have a day away from work.

Take a moment to stop and thank a veteran and contact your local VFW Post for ways you can make a difference in veterans’ lives on Veterans Day and throughout the year.

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