On a very personal level, I cannot thank our veterans enough for their brave and selfless sacrifice to keep America safe and ensure that we have the freedoms that we do.
We get to vote in a new government every two years. We have the right to voice our opinions without repercussion and completely disagree with our friends and neighbors. We have liberties that much of the world doesn’t have.
We have the ability to grow from poverty to success, irrespective of bloodline, race, sex, sexuality, or religion. We can practice our religion even as a minority without the fear of imprisonment. And we have the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, perhaps the most significant document of freedom ever written.
Our veterans have died, shed blood, lost limbs, and experienced a lifetime of PTSD. They lead all other groups in suicide, and sadly their families have shared in all of this. I have met and been touched by many veterans and their families working so hard to move forward.
Veteran’s Day was created following World War I, “the war to end all wars.” It is a federal holiday. It was designed as an occasion to honor all those who have served America and became November 11th officially by President Eisenhower. It is the 11th because WWI ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.
To put this in perspective, approximately 850,000 United States soldiers have died protecting our country, in some form, since 1775.
On behalf of your Team at Prosperity Financial Group, we say Thank You to our veterans and emotionally hug you for your service. God Bless America and please thank a Veteran.