Guest Columnist Elvira Shreder
There are many different types of love. But this Veteran’s Day we will not be looking at the love of a spouse, the love of a parent, the love of a child or the love of a friend. This Veteran’s Day, we will honor those who showed the love for one’s country.
It can be easy to say that the president, the vice president and even regular citizens like you and me love our count. However, it is even easier to believe the veterans for they not only professed their love, they proved it by willingly giving up their lives, their families and their home.
Veterans are the reason that our American flag waves high and proud today. They were and are willing to die so that we can love our lives, so that we could enjoy our lives. They found and continue to fight bravely day by day, night by night, so that we can speak without being , so that we can worship without the fear of death. They went through every minute not knowing if they would be alive the next. And now we can go through every night dreaming up our futures and bang able to live long enough to fulfill those dreams. They spent years away from their sweetheart so that we can live lifetimes with ours.
Our veterans could’ve been discouraged with every gun shot, with every heart-wrenching scream, with every life lost, with every scar gained, with every heart shattered. They had the right to give up, but they persevered so that every morning we can stand up as proud Americans and say the pledge of allegiance. And although, I wouldn’t think twice about saying “No thanks, Let someone else go, I’ll do the praying.” They didn’t think twice about saying “Bring it on.” Thanks to them, our nation has had many victories and continues to be among the strongest in the world.
So whether they fought then or whether they fight now, we thank them. From the nurses who nurtured the soldiers back to health, to the colonels who wouldn’t let them give up. We thank them for their unconditional love. We thank them for being more than ordinary people. We thank them for doing the extraordinary things.
We thank them for becoming heroes of America
Carmel Veteran’s Day Celebration
On Tuesday during SRT, there will be a ceremony celebrating and honoring veterans. This event is organized by Will Ellery and will be for all seniors to attend. In addition, Peter O’Hara, social studies teacher and retired soldier, and other veterans will speak. The ceremony will end with a student speaker, junior Parker Myers
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