Thursday, November 10, 2011

Veterans’ Day 2011

Veterans’ Day is a time to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice to defend our democracy and our freedom.

General Colin L. Powell of the U.S. Army once said, “The celebration of Veterans’ Day is a vivid reminder of the price which has been paid for the liberty we enjoy.”

We here at The Capitol View would like to offer our deepest gratitude to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces - individuals who truly understand the great cost of our freedoms.

Approximately 420,000 veterans currently reside in Massachusetts, and another 11,000 residents of the Commonwealth are deployed abroad. Today we honor the contributions of these servicemen and women and American veterans from all wars, both past and present. On this day of remembrance, we thank them for their infinite loyalty to this nation and their sacrifices in the name of freedom and peace. May their bravery and legacy never be forgotten.