Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thank you to those who have served. Have a happy Veterans Day - 2015

I would like to thank all US Military Veterans for their service to our country. 

Everyone should take a moment to honor those who have preserved our freedom and protected all of our rights, including the right to vote. Veterans Day is a holiday honoring living military veterans. It is both a Federal holiday and is also recognized and observed by all 50 states.

This year Palmetto Bay is honoring our local Veterans through hosting them for dinner at their American Legion Hall. Marlin Moore Post 133, in Palmetto Bay.  I look forward to serving our local veterans for this one special evening.   2016 will be special for our residents and Veterans as we embark upon a committee effort to determine the location, design and development of a Veterans Park/Memorial in Palmetto Bay.  This will be a public process and I invite participation from all residents in this long-overdue recognition park.
Lt. Col. Flinn and the Army Reserve Engagement Cell at the Kuwait Naval Base on this Veterans Day
Not every veteran is celebrating from the comfort of home, my brother, Walter Flinn, Lt. Col, US Army, is observing Veterans Day 2015, while deployed overseas.  We are all very proud of Lt. Col. Flinn for his service to our country.

History:  President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. Other countries today also still recognize November 11th as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in honor of the Armistice treaty which ended WWI. The U.S Congress amended this act on November 8, 1954, making this holiday Veterans Day as we know it today.

Military dot com list ways that you can celebrate and educate your children about Veterans Day

History dot com offers a wealth of information about Veteran’s Day:  CLICK HERE

Thank you to every man and women who has served our county as a member of our armed forces

Very truly yours,

Eugene Flinn

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