It is impossible to know exactly how many Everett men and women have joined the armed forces of the United States during war and peace since the nation was founded.
It is, we believe in the tens of thousands, beginning mainly with the Civil War and extending to the modern era when Everett men and women have served in World War2, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the world wherever American armed forces are deployed.
Signing your life away to the United States Armed forces takes courage.
Serving your country takes courage.
It requires real thinking about preserving freedom. Surviving the experience can often be difficult for veterans. In today’s upside-down world, the future veterans of this nation now serving are real-time heroes, in every way.
This isn’t smoke and mirrors.
It is the harsh truth about those brave men and women who join the armed forces and move forward when commanded. That’s what separates the great armies of the world from the lesser armies.
Veterans dead or alive, deserve our thanks every year, every day, and especially on Veterans Day.
Here at the Leader Herald, we applaud our Veterans on the holiday this year – and every year and during the year. You should do the same.