What’s Left?

Nov 14th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Opinion

As usual, this past Monday there was a great Veterans Day ceremony at Beebe Veterans Monument. The ceremony was performed by Garner Bros. American Legion Post 91 - as in recent years - and they did a great job. The Beebe High School band really added a lot to the program and played some very patriotic songs. The crowd loved it! Thanks Beebe High School Band!!!!    The weather was perfect and it was just a really nice day to honor our veterans. We thank you for your service!!!

After this program at 11 a.m. I went over to Beebe Auditorium and got to see Beebe Elementary and Badger Elementary students give their thanks to veterans. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students invited several veterans - relatives or friends - and then wrote and presented letters to the veterans during the ceremony. The 2nd grade students sang a patriotic song of thanks to the veterans. It was really sweet and I enjoyed the talk by Col.     Treece as he explained who veterans are and what they may have encountered while in the service of our country. The Boy Scouts presented the colors and did a great job. Micah Johnson sang the National Anthem and did a superb job. Way to go, Micah!

You know, I always have deep feelings on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. When I think about those who have served in the military, I consider them all heroes. I mean, signing your name to do whatever your country asks  is a real BIG DEAL!  That’s whether you sit at a desk and never see any “action” or are out in combat almost the whole time. It takes a special kind of person to serve their country in whatever capacity they are needed. Thankfully, so many get to serve and then return to their homes and families - but many gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives. It is a loss that can never be replaced and is always felt by the families they left behind. To all of you veterans and families of veterans - we thank you for your service and your sacrifices for our freedom!

Go to your happy place!

See you next week.