“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
Veterans Day is upon us; a time to be thankful for the sacrifices of past, present and future veterans.
Remembrance allows time to slow down and reflect on the significance of veterans’ willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. For the days leading up to Veterans Day, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation will feature different families as they reflect on memories with their lost loved ones. 11 Days of Remembrance honors not only the fallen soldier, but also the family left behind.
Each year when this important day of remembrance occurs, it’s essential to also remember the thousands of men and women, who fought and died nearly 75 years ago in a World War. Without their sacrifice and the continued patriotism today, the face of the world we live in wouldn’t exist.
President Woodrow Wilson issued the following proclamation on November 11, 1919 with these words: “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…"
It wasn’t until 1938 that a legal holiday was actually officially voted into law, known as “Veterans Day.” That action was taken with two purposes in mind. One was to reserve a day dedicated to the cause of world peace. The second was to honor the veterans of World War I, commonly referred to as the “war to end all wars.”
Remembrance is at the forefront of our national consciousness, with sacrifices continuing to be made every day as we lose brave soldiers. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation’s mission is to honor lost loved ones and continue to provide support to their families, by granting college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
To read about our featured families, click here and stay tuned to our blog that will highlight a family each day now through Veterans Day.