Veterans Day 2023 will be observed November 10th with state and federal offices closed. However, for the veterans, there is only day, the 11th month, the 11th day, the 11th hour to celebrate their comrades.
This year’s theme is SERVICE! There are so many men and women who, over the years, have given of themselves in the service of our great nation. There are no words that could adequately say “thank you” for the sacrifices made by so many. America is proud of who we are and what we stand for. We owe it all to these men and women being honored today.
Arlington National Cemetary begins its annual Veteran’s Day observance with the laying of the wreath on the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier. I am sure this is a very emotional moment for all. Visiting the tomb is a heartwarming experience no matter the occasion. The red, white and blue is a reminder of all the veterans and their service to protect you and your family.
Service branches and their mottos:
Air Force – aim high…. Fly-Fight-Win
Army – This We’ll Defend
Army Special Forces – De Oppresso Liber – to liberate the oppressed
Coast Guard – Semper Paratus – always ready
Marine Corps – Semper Fedelis – always faithful
Navy…… not self but country
Military theme songs:
US Air Force – The Wild Blue Yonder
US Army – The Caissons Go Rolling Along
US Marine Corp – The Marines Hymn
US Navy – Anchors Aweigh
Coast Guard – Semper Paratus
Long wave “Old Glory” and let us never forget the Army, the Navy, the Marines, the Air Force and the Coast Guard, put them all together and nothing can stop the United States of America.
Please come join Curtis A Smith VFW Post 1033 and Auxiliary on Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Courthouse as we lay our wreath and honor all our veterans on their special day. Check local businesses for their Veterans Day specials. And, as always, GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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