Hello internet, it is me the owner / creator of this website. I know I have not posted for a little over a week or been very active with the website. I would like to apologize, I have had some things going on in my life that have taken up a lot of time. None the less, that is not what this post is going to be about.
Today, the date I am posting this is Saturday November 11th, 2017. This day is known as Veteran’s Day in the United States of America. In Canada, Australia, and England it is known as Remembrance Day. In France and Belgium it is known as Armistice Day. This celebration started in most of these countries after WWI or WWII.
It is a day where we are meant to thank those who have decided to wear the uniform of whatever country you are in. Those who have put more value on the lives of others than themselves. Those who are the embodiment of the word “hero”. If it was not for those people I would not be here typing this and you would not be here reading it.
“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” — Abraham Lincoln. This is a quote that Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of The United States said. I think it does a much greater job and getting across the point of this day than I do.
So thank you to anyone who has served for any country, for taking the step into a life very few have lived. I know some countries have abused the power of having military, but the people who join it share one common value. The want to protect and serve their country and those who reside within it. I am not praising what the countries did, but instead the individuals who decided to go down that path.
In the United States of America or any other first world country, we are very lucky military service is not mandatory like so many other places. That we have people who decide to put the boots on so we don’t have to, so we can choose to do what we want with our lives. Members of the military fight and serve to provide freedom to others. Freedom is something many people in this world have not experienced, and never will. I am not asking you to go outside and shake hands with these men and women, all I ask is that you think about how lucky you are to be living where you do. The freedom you have to even read something like this, and realize it is because of the men and women who fought for it. The fact that you are even able to read something like this means you are more fortunate than a lot of people on this earth, so never take anything you have granite, especially not the people who fought so you could have it.