Veterans Day – Remembrance and Gratitude

Veterans Day 2014: 

Did you know…

  • There are 20 million veterans and active military personnel in the US. That is 10% of the adult population!
  • Veterans own approximately 10% of all US businesses and their average income is about $10,000 higher than the average American.
  • Over 15% of all new home sales are being financed using the VA Loan Program.

Those are the facts… But what about the real stories? The people that sacrifice their time, energy, opportunity and family memories so that you and I can feel secure and sleep well in our comfortable homes and in our safe communities.

WARNING: The following VETERANS DAY inspired videos may bring you to tears!

 

Our service men and women leave families and friends when they deploy. Fathers missing the births of their children is more than we have the right to ask of them. Yet they do… And we appreciate their sacrifice.

 

I can only imagine how hard it is to leave your family, friends and soul mate here and travel to places that don’t even resemble home. To find a companion animal who delivers unconditional love and cuddles at the end of a long, hot, dusty and very trying day, is potentially life saving. Please watch this video to the end and consider making a donation to a cause that helps reunite service men and women with the dogs and cats they fell in love with overseas.

 

Some of our veterans will never be the same. They will return exhausted, injured or irreparably broken. And many will go back – putting their lives on the lines for their country. For you and me.

Some will make the ultimate sacrifice. So will their parents, spouses and children.

 

Veterans Day military cemetary

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