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Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day 2013

On Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, we pay respect to those men and women of the US military who have fallen in service of our great nation.

On Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May, we celebrate and thank all who have served or who are serving in our military.

Today is the 11th of November - Veterans Day - the day we honor those those who served or who are serving in combat.

Statue honoring our veterans
Downtown Manhattan, KS

 This political "cartoon" sums it up well for us:

Here at Ao4 HQs, we understand that freedom is not free. We thank our veterans for their selfless service, dedication to duty, and their courage. It is because of these men and women that we enjoy the great freedoms we have today. They are the strength of America.

Veterans, we thank God for you and pray for His blessing on each and every one of you.

The Ao4

PS:  Please click here to a past Veterans Day salute on the Ao4 Digest to see our two very favorite combat veterans!


  1. With grandparents who fought in WWII, a husband who fought in Vietnam, and my childhood spent in Saudi Arabia, I have the utmost appreciation for all who have served in the armed forces so that we all can enjoy the privileges that come with being an American.

    -Dr. Liz and family

  2. We too say thank you to all the veterans past and present because of them we are free and safe. Yesterday was our Remembrance Day and today is Poppy day over here.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. We always look forward to reading your Veteran Day Posts, you always say what we feel!!

    Dory and her Mama

  4. I know your Dad is a veteran, and my Grandpa is too. So thanks to them, and everyone else who served.

  5. What a great post! We salute our veterans!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. Woooo!

    RA, Isis & Nanük

  7. Happy Veterans Day to your dad! We appreciate his brave service to our wonderful country!

  8. Hooray to all the vets

  9. You couldn't say that any better! We have a lot of Veterans in our family and we thank and appreciate each one of them. Thank you for reminding us that freedom is never free!

  10. That cartoon was priceless!