I sit here wanting to write about Veterans Day but find myself at a loss. How do can I begin to discuss something that only those who have survived can understand? Do I make it simple and share the history of Veteran’s Day? Or share how Veteran’s Day came about? I honestly don’t know how to do this holiday justice. What I do know, is if it weren’t for those who served, our world would be a very different place. Without our military the world would have become very dark with fear, terror and prejudice being breed into all of us from birth.
You may have personal feelings about the various wars and whether the war was necessary, but understand that is not what our military men and women have the choice to decide. They follow the orders given to them and pray to come home alive and whole. Some bear physical wounds, other wounds are far deeper than we can ever see, touch or understand.
What I do know is that those who serve, do their duty and give everything they have within them. Some escape physically free of scars while many come home broken; mentally, physically or both. Research shows that somewhere between 18-22 Veterans commit suicide every day.
So, what does anyone say who has not been in their boots?
We say thank you. Not just today, but every day.
All gave some, Some gave all.
While there is no way that any thank you can be deep enough, I give back in the only way I know how. All active, retired and Veteran military receive 25% of my commission at close of escrow as a thank you for your service. I am deeply grateful for your sacrifice. Other Veterans Day offers and discounts can be found here
Historical trivia: World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles. World War I officially ended at at 11:00 am on November 11, 1918. 11/11 at 11:00. This is why President Wilson wanted a 2 minute observance at 11 am and Veterans Day is on November 11th.