State Commander Nellie P. De Baker on Veterans Day

by Nellie P. De Baker,

State Commander and National Vice Commander

Polish Legion of American Veterans

Veterans Day is a sacred day to commemorate all men and women who have served in the military service, who have served somewhere in the United States and the world to preserve freedoms for everyone.   Celebrations of remembrances are bountiful, from speeches to parades, school programs by our youngsters, to veterans organization programs. The American Flag proudly waves saying, “Look At Me! I am still whole after all those trying years! Look how happy I am! Look how I rebound from the tears, smoke and mud!”

Patriotic colors are everywhere – bountiful through patriotic paraphernalia displayed as far as the eye can see in any direction.

The “National Anthem” is heard, tearing up many with grateful thoughts all running by in an instant, that our country is free, remembering the sacrifices of all.   

“America The Beautiful” is gently playing in the background somewhere, including in our being.

“Let There Be Peace On Earth” for the whole world to hear.

“God Bless America” is sung by everyone, young and old, far and wide. Comradeship and friendship are seen and felt everywhere.

This is a day to give thanks for the service of all men and women of the Armed Forces, whether living or having made the ultimate sacrifice, a day to give thanks to our communities for their continual support. It is everyone’s “sense of obligation to uphold and defend our community, state and nation.”

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