Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

We as a City, a State and a Nation celebrate Veterans Day today. It is a day for which we honor all those men and women who have served in our armed forces, and those who continue to serve. It is a day that we are reminded of all of the sacrifices those heroic individuals have made so that we can enjoy the many freedoms we have and enjoy as citizens of the United States of America. The symbols of that freedom are found throughout the City of Milton, and exist because of so many of our residents and others throughout the nation who have had the courage to protect them. Many have fought so those ideals could be preserved not only in America, but so that freedom could be protected throughout the world. The courage of the men and women who served in our military, as well as those who continue to serve cannot be overstated.

The flags that fly high above our institutions throughout the City symbolize the pride that we have in America, our freedom, and our Country's core values. I am proud to see so many symbols of that freedom in our City that celebrate America and am proud to know many City of Milton employees and residents who have honorably served our Country in the armed forces. While we may never be able to show these heroes enough appreciation for their service, I would ask that all of us take some time out of our busy days today here on this Veterans Day to say "thank you" to our Veterans for their service to our country.