The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Veterans' Day 2005

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher

9 November 2005

Veterans Day is here again, yet the sound of this holiday never grows old, but tugs at our hearts.

Do you know a veteran you can thank or an active soldier who you might send a letter to? Perhaps you know a family who has a soldier over seas who you might send a note to.

November 11th is an opportunity for all Americans.

True patriots are grateful and proud. They claim each veteran and soldier as their own, for they are, you know.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' (John 15:13).

That is what every soldier does each time he agrees to serve the USA.

Soldiers are strong and tough, and they need to be, but they are also the heart of our nation. They give so much, and stand ever so proudly at attention, when the United States flag is raised, knowing the blood that it cost to have this flag over a free nation.

Honor and sacrifice go hand in hand, but there was a time when it seemed the two were lacking in our country.

After Pearl Harbor, and after 9-11, we were wakened into seeing the glory of our nation, and the character of its American citizens.

Proud is how I feel, so very proud to see our veterans who have served, and those still serving in our communities in other capacities.

I also am indebted, knowing some gave the supreme sacrifice in order to protect those things we love here in America, and insure our continued freedom.

Thank you veterans, and thanks to all who support our soldiers. May God bless and protect you and continue to bless our precious America!