11 Nov 2004, Dallas, Texas, USA --- Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas is overcome with emotion as he embraces former Marine SSgt Mark Graunke, Jr. of Flower Mound, Texas during the Dallas Veterans Day Commemoration Thursday at Dallas City Hall. SSgt Graunke, Jr., who was a member of a Marine ordnance-disposal team, lost a hand, leg, and eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq in July of last year. --- Image by © Jim Mahoney/Dallas Morning News/Corbis
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Veteran’s Day 11-11-2017

Not sure when this will be posted but today, Saturday November 11th is Veteran’s Day. A day to remember all of those brave men and women who have, and still are serving our country. We salute you as our heroes.

Many families have lost husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, wives. Most are lost and go unnoticed. But the families feel the pain forever. They may die heroes but we should never forget their sacrifice. And many come back with lost legs, arms, and most all have some degree of PTSD to deal with the rest of their lives.

We should thank our Veterans every single day, not just today. They gave all so we could have our freedom. Some families only have a name on a grave marker, or on a wall. That is all they have left of their loved one. Never take your loved ones for granted and spend each moment with them telling them how much they mean to you. I salute every fallen hero, every brave soldier who gave up everything to fight for our country. Many Veterans are homeless as they return from the battlefield. Remember that when you see the panhandlers on the street. You never know, some could be heroes.

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  1. I am deeply moved to read this post. They, war veterans and their families, have contributed a lot of things from their lives, to us, and we often look at them one-eyed and often even suspect them. What I saw in this post, also I see in my country. The deceased My grandfather and father were also retired soldiers and a veteran.

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