Rep. Watson: Giving Thanks To Our Veterans

Monday, November 11, 2013 - by Rep. Eric Watson
Rep. Eric Watson
Rep. Eric Watson

Veterans Day is one of the more unique occasions of the year. It marks a special time where we, as a nation, have the opportunity to thank those who have served as well as honor those who have given their all for the freedoms we hold dear. Across the land and throughout the world, Americans will pause today to honor our brave fighting men and women who have safeguarded our freedom with their selfless service. 

All of us have a simple heartfelt message for our veterans: thank you. With courage and honor they have defended this country and made it the great nation it is now. Our veterans have never sought fame or fortune. Instead, they served out of love for country. In doing so, they have defined the word “hero”. We all know our world needs more heroes. America is gifted with innumerable examples of heroic individuals and they have inspired countless souls around the globe. And that is why our nation set aside this day to thank those who have a legacy that is unmatched in human history.

So let us truly appreciate these citizens of service, not just today, but every day. They set the standard for being an American and all of us should be grateful to them. For without the bravery they have so honorably displayed, America would no longer be the last best hope for mankind. 

Respectfully,
Rep. Eric Watson


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