Veterans day 2015- ” Respecting our veterans includes providing them the ways and means they so desperately need to reintegrate into our lives and serve us again as productive members of our civilian community” Charles B. Rangel.
Veterans Day is an Official United States Federal holiday that is observed November 11, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as Veterans. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War l. Major hostilities of World War l were I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Veteran’s Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives and those who perished while in service.
Thank you goes out to Pastor Wayne L. Smith for the scripture you gave at the beginning of the Veterans Day Ceremony, Kenneth Askins for playing taps, Mr. Clint Curtiss who raised the American Flag, our soloist Mrs. Patrise Nichols who sang “Star Spangled Banner” & “God Bless America”, two veterans of Veterans New Beginnings Specialist Russel Travis and Dwayne Sandford, our two keynote speakers Former U.S. Marine Colonel Gene Campbell & Captain Samuel Miller Jr., New Pisgah Radio Choir and last but certainly not least our Director Mr. Stan Smith & our Site Manager Mrs. Latricia Bates-Brown for those words of encouragement.
Our veterans were taken to Applebee’s for lunch and Chilis Bar & Grill for dinner.
To all the resturants that participated in honoring veterans, we salute and thank you!
We look forward to next year Veteran’s Day, God Bless America.
Veterans New Beginnings