Editorial: Thank a veteran for serviceOur country just held its 57th presidential election. For more than 236 years Americans have had the right and privilege to choose our national leaders. Those who serve in our military defend those freedoms.
By: The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
Our country just held its 57th presidential election. For more than 236 years Americans have had the right and privilege to choose our national leaders. Those who serve in our military defend those freedoms.
We remember our nation’s veterans today. Veterans Day was Sunday; government offices are closed today in observance of the holiday.
Statesmen have eloquently defined our freedoms in documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution but statesmen are not the people who secured those rights.
Servicemen and women have won and maintained those freedoms through the country’s wars and in peace. They have defended the honor of our flag and the safety of our shores. They have stood shoulder-to-shoulder to face enemies and maintained the vigils that prevent those enemies from daring to approach our nation.
They have sacrificed for those freedoms, many with their lives.
Today, we honor the sacrifices they made.
We thank our veterans for their service and duty to country. And we remember those who died in service.
Shake hands with a veteran today. Offer a thank you for his or her service and listen if one would like to share a story. Veterans once gave their time so we could be free.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)