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To All Those Who Have Served Or Are Serving, Thank You From Battle Red Blog

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Today, we celebrate our nation's veterans. Thank you from this corner of the internet.

Thank you, veterans.
Thank you, veterans.
Bob Levey

We now interrupt our now seven weeks strong ongoing incredulity to say thank you to all those of have served, are serving, and/or will serve our great nation.

Today is Veterans Day. In posts to honor this day over the last couple of years, I have referenced the following passage; it's simply too fitting for me not to go back to the well one more time.

Back in 1919, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that November 11th of every year would be a day to honor those who have served by saying, in part:

"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

To all of you who are serving or have served our country, please know how thankful we are for what you have done and/or continue to do. You have sacrificed in ways that are impossible for the rest of us to fathom, and we thank you for it.