On November 10th, during lunch, we will honor twelve men and one lady who live at The Gardens and served our country in the armed services. . . again. Every year, since 1918, our nation honors our veterans of war on Veteran’s Day. Many of them are the same men and women who we have honored year after year for service rendered years ago. Why?
Why do it again and again? Because we need to remember. We need to remember that wars have been fought to preserve our way of life, and today we are still fighting enemies of life and freedom. We need to remember that we enjoy our freedom today because of the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. We need to remember that we have heroes living among us. Yes, we need to remember them again, and never let them forget that we are grateful for their service and sacrifice.
It is not too much to ask Americans to take this one day every year to remember and to bestow honor on the brave men and women who sometime in their past gave some years of their life for their country. It is not too much to ask Americans to tell once again those same men and women whom we have thanked on other Veteran’s Days – “thank you for your service.” It is healthy for our nation that we do so. And, it is good for them, to be forced to stand tall, suck in their gut, stick out their chest, and for just a few moments, on this one day each year, to accept with pride the thanks of a grateful nation.
You are invited to attend our brief ceremony which will begin after lunch is served. If you plan to eat with us please contact the office to make a reservation.