Veterans Day. Honoring all who served.

Friday, November 11, 2011 or 11.11.11 is Veteran’s Day, a day to honor those who served and those who currently serve in the armed forces. 

Unlike Memorial Day, a holiday to honor fallen heroes, Veterans Day provides us the opportunity to thank those who have served and continue to serve.

We tend to take for granted the rights we have but we should never forget that somewhere, someone has fought for those rights.  Take a moment today to shake the hand of a veteran or active duty military personnel and tell them “Thank you”. 

Veterans Day is observed on November 11 because November 11, 1918 marked the end of World War I.  This year’s observance is the only year that the month, day and year will be the same number – 11.11.11. 

We shouldn’t need a holiday to remind us to say thank you to our veterans and active duty military personnel.  I’m challenging you to make it a point to say “Thank you” to those that serve our country throughout the year.

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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