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What does Veterans Day Mean to Me | By Louis C. Drummond Jr.

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When you sign up to become a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine, you are taking a commitment to defend this great country from all enemies, foreign and domestic. We are willing to put our lives on the line so that the rights and freedoms that many values can remain in place. The duties and sacrifices that servicemembers are asked to make are never easy but are necessary to protect those rights and freedoms. Freedom is not free and has been bought and paid for by the blood and lives of those who have served and continue to serve our great nation. We serve because we care tremendously about this country and the selfless sacrifice that our military servicemembers make is crucial to keeping our great nation a powerful and viable force in a very chaotic world where at times military might must be flexed when diplomacy and other methods failed. They serve each one of us, regardless of race, sex, or economic status. We may disagree politically but the one thing we should all agree on is that our military is one of the best fighting forces in the world, willing and able to jump into global hot spots on a moment’s notice, willing to protect and serve American interests anywhere and do so with honor and valor.

We honor these brave men and women once a year, however, the sacrifices that they have made have no time limit. They have given so much, and we owe it to give back to them when we can. We also must honor the families as well. Believe me when I tell you that when service member serves, their families serve too, not in uniform but in worry, tears, and stress when our brave men and woman are called to duty and put in harm’s way. We should acknowledge and honor their sacrifices as well. They did not choose military life, but they are necessary and should be valued as well.

Those that have not served have a responsibility to honor these brave men and women who have put their lives on the line for our country. We can help honor them by ensuring that when the battles are won and they come home, they have a home to come home to. If you need help getting that home, please reach out to us and we will gladly help.

So, to our veterans:

we salute you on YOUR day. Thank you for your service!!! God Bless you and yours!!!