After Constitution Day, September 17th, I thought that I should focus my attention on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th, 2019. The Oath that military personnel have to take specifies that they will “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. What better way to motivate and inspire our students and people throughout Colorado than to honor, salute, and recognize the men and women who have put their lives on the line to preserve our way of life? As Abraham Lincoln said in his Gettysburg Address: “that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion that we here resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth”.
America is the great experiment in a free people governing themselves through elected representatives of the people. All power in America is derived from ‘We the People’. In order to keep this great bastion of Liberty our veterans have put their lives on the line to protect us. I believe that all Americans can work together, regardless of their political leaning, to support our veterans who have sacrificed so much in the service of their country.
I would like to make Colorado a model state where everyone in all 64 counties are mobilized to honor and salute our veterans. I am contacting all 64 county Veterans Service Officers to identify what is going on in each county and have this placed on our website. My desire is to have all schools from elementary to college and university doing programs, events, parades, and other activities to honor and salute our veterans. Anyone in Colorado that is doing anything to support this effort should contact me to have what they are doing placed on our website. We would like veterans to visit classes in their community, focusing on high schools, to talk about why they volunteered to join the military.
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“Veterans’ Day Remembrance”
We gather here today
On Hinsdale County soil
To honor those who’ve served our country….
With blood and sweat and toil
They have served in the Army
The Navy and Air Force too
The Coast Guard and Marine Corps…
Under the red, white and blue
Sometimes in war they were drafted
Most joined up as patriots do
They’ve served our flag around the world…
Protecting me and you
Today, in this crowd I see
Veterans, both young and old
Men and women, our country’s best…
Let their sacrifice and service be told
For over two hundred and forty years
Veterans have answered our country’s call
In war and peace, by day and night…
All gave some and some gave all
So as we gather here on Veterans Day
Just remember this
Our country will remain
The land of the free
As long as there are veterans…
Who will fight for Liberty!
Vietnam Combat Veteran
Veterans Day Blog 2019
Hinsdale County Veterans’ Day Ceremony Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:00 AM Veterans’ Memorial Park Hinsdale County Veterans ServicesPO Box 307, Lake City, CO 81235 - 970-944-0191 or 719-258-0908
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