How I love honoring our veterans by celebrating this day. Veterans Day originated for the purpose of recognizing the service of our first world war soldiers. Now it symbolizes our respect for all those who fought in wars or skirmishes to protect our citizenry. I did not serve in our military but my brothers, uncles and cousins did. I remember having the honor of carrying our flag in Veterans and Memorial Day parades when I was a child. I still feel a lump in my throat when I hear “The National Anthem” or “America The Beautiful.” I personally will work continuously to keep America a sovereign country to ensure the continuation for our history of freedom. It may be a quiet day this COVID year, but I believe we will all be thoughtful about the U. S. A. tomorrow.
K. B. Pellegrino, Author