Friday, November 11, 2011
Governor Palin, via Facebook:
I proudly display a bumper sticker that proclaims “If you love your freedom, thank a vet!” It was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the armistice between Germany and the Allied nations was formed. A year later the White House commemorated the day as one to be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” Years later 11-11 was officially declared Veterans Day.
We are thankful for this day being set aside to remember our vets, and many of us are overwhelmed with pride and respect for those we honor today. America's men and women in uniform selflessly sacrificed – some giving all – to protect the freedom and opportunities we enjoy today. In honor of everything our veterans have given, I implore Americans to remember them and thank them. And I ask that as a nation we not squander what they have fought to protect: American Exceptionalism that was based on free men and free markets.
May God bless, protect, and heal the hurts of America's finest. God bless our veterans.
- Sarah Palin
Governor Palin added this picture:
This is my Uncle Mike, Uncle Brian, Aunt Peg, and Uncle Pat. They all served at the same time in the Air Force and set an example for our family's next generations to choose military service.