To Our Veterans

SALUTE!

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH!

The awareness for recognizing the time, energy, and sacrifices you and your families have been making is rising with our Patriots and the non-Patriots are slowly coming around to your needs as well.
You have served in…

World War II (1941-1945)
North Korea (1950-1953)
Lebanon Crisis (1958)
Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)
Simba Rebellion (DR of the Congo 1964)
Dominican Civil War (1965-1966)
Vietnam War (1965-1975)
Communist insurgency in Thailand (1956-1983)
Sheba II (Zaire 1978)
Multinational Force in Lebanon (1982-1984)
Invasion of Grenada (1983)
Bombing of Libya (1986)
Tanker War (Persian Gulf 1988)
Invasion of Panama (1989-1990)
Gulf War (Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Israel 1990–1991)
Intervention in the Somali Civil War (1992–1995)
Intervention in Haiti (1994–1995)
Bosnian War (1994–1995)
Kosovo War (Serbia 1998–1999)
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Iraq War (2003–2011)
War in North-West Pakistan (2004–present)
Libyan Civil War (2011)
Benghazi Attack (2012)
War on ISIS (2014–present)
Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)

You have been busy defending and assisting other countries while our country was being politically torn apart.

Liberty is never far from you, whether our host countries embrace it or reject it.
Thank God you were not needed to re-establish that Liberty in our homestead.
Your love of our country is only surpassed by your willingness to give it your all, and some have.
Most of us do not know you yet you are the 1%-ers we are proud of.
The best we can do is salute you, say thank you, shake your hands when we see you, and make sure even when the VA is short on (or absent of) wisdom to be sure you get what you need as soon as feasibly possible.
Thankfully, we have a President that is humbled by your hearts, and he honors and respects your efforts.
And above all, we have a God that is waiting on all of us to take the next righteous step, no matter at what level that may be.

SALUTE!

11 Nov 2004, Dallas, Texas, USA — Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas is overcome with emotion as he embraces former Marine SSgt Mark Graunke, Jr. of Flower Mound, Texas during the Dallas Veterans Day Commemoration Thursday at Dallas City Hall. SSgt Graunke, Jr., who was a member of a Marine ordnance-disposal team, lost a hand, leg, and eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq in July of last year. — Image by © Jim Mahoney/Dallas Morning News/Corbis
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