Take time to thank a veteran
By NANCY LANDWERT
Governing Board President
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day – a day for us to celebrate and thank the many men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. It is a time to honor them and to remember the sacrifices they have made, and the courage it takes to defend honor, duty and our country.
The writer Michel De Montaigne once said, “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”
We are such a blessed people. We enjoy the freedom of speech; the right to worship, according to our own conscience; and elect the persons we believe will best govern our country – and vote them out of office if we find we made a mistake. There are many throughout the world who would love to enjoy our freedoms.
I think it is worthy to note that there are more than 90 employees working for the Association who are veterans. That is a large portion of our employees. These veterans have served around the world and have come home to work here in Sun City West. We applaud them for the service they have given our country and to us, as well as their family and friends.
As you go about your days, you will find and know many people who have served our country, or are now serving – at the rec centers, in the fitness centers, in a meeting, in an activity, or perhaps in your travels. I would challenge you to find ways to say, “Thank you for your service.” And if you’d like, we invite you to share your own experience on this blog. May you bless a veteran or active service person as we celebrate their service.