Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Let us be Thankful for our Veterans

Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.”

On this Veterans’ Day, we must remember that we know freedom because of the millions of Americans who have put their lives on the line. Today, let us honor them, but let us be thankful for them each and every day of the year and not just today. Let us continue to pray every day for those who have paid the ultimate price, and for their families who lost a love one to ensure a free America.

Thanksgiving is still a couple weeks away, but today is certainly a day to be grateful, especially to the hundreds of thousands of veterans that live here in the Commonwealth. Today, The Capitol View salutes them.