It is with great pride that we salute veterans each year at this time.
Although every story is different, veterans, whether they are retired, served only a few years, are still serving or have or have not served in combat, each one took an oath to
“…support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
The oath continues: “…that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United Sates and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
(Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).
Veterans have answered the call of this country since before World War I. Although Veterans Day marks the end of WWI hostilities between Allied nations and Germany in the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, we celebrate them for all subsequent wars also.
As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the original signing of the armistice we recognize that while some gave all, for which we are eternally grateful, all gave some. All veterans have taken the oath and offered their lives to service for this country and all it stands for. All have made a commitment to do what their country needs of them, whether it’s to serve in a combat zone, help a city recover from a hurricane, or simply file paperwork.
The selflessness that a veteran demonstrates to perpetuate peace and good will should make every American proud. To all who have served and all who continue to serve, we salute you!!
Join HomeFit this Veteran’s Day as we work to raise money for Veterans in need in our local areas! All proceeds will go directly to buying items for the veteran and his/her families.