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A Special Holiday

Today is a very special day, set aside to commemorate and honor our Veterans.  I have the privilege of attending an annual Veterans Day Parade.  It has become a tradition that I have participated in for more than a decade.  It is a moving and powerful experience that I share each year with a dear friend who initially invited me to the event.

There have been times when tears have filled my eyes and gently watered my cheeks as the parade of men and women,  representing so many wars so valiantly fought,  pass by in a humble and  proud procession. 

There are many times when I clap my hands in thankful, acknowledging applause, along with the crowd of onlookers ; when I shake the hand of a Serviceman; make eye-contact with an aged Veteran and exchange a brief smile or nod.  I watch with awe as salutes are exchanged between members of the Armed Forces in the parade and those in the crowd.

I invite you to take a few moments from your day to acknowledge the sacrifices our fellow citizens have made and are making  while serving our country. And please remember the families of our military forces and the many sacrifices that they have made and continuue to make everyday.

God Bless America!!

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