On Veterans Day, remember the sacrifices of so many who served in the military
There was ground fog on the battle field. The sun was coming up, burning the fog and revealing the destruction of the battlefield in France.
Destroyed vehicles and other military equipment gave off a burning glow. The smell of death and the cries of the wounded were in the air.
Time progressed…the 11th day, the 11th hour, the 11th month…a hush of silence fell on the field that eerie… World War I was over.
Our boys were coming home as veterans. Home they came and gave birth to veteran organizations: the American Legion, the VFW and La Société des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux. Other veterans organizations came along later.
World War I was to be the end of all wars. As we know this did not happen. We have had WWII, Korea, Vietnam and more. We sent our boys off to these wars and they gave their lives. They came home as us veterans as have all who served this county in war and peace.
On the 11th day, 11th hour, 11th month every year we honor our veterans for the sacrifices they have made for this country to make it great for us and pray that what they have done has not been in vain.
The veterans of this county need to join a veterans organization of their choice. The citizens of this county need to thank them. They ask for nothing, but respect, dignity and honor.
U.S. Army veteran
Chaplain, American Legion Post 1603 in Lyndonville