Honor veterans for their service, sacrifice

Published 9:37 pm Friday, November 6, 2015

Though appreciation of veterans should be a daily occurrence, the official Veterans Day observance around the country is a few days away on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Veterans often put themselves in harm’s way while on duty protecting our values from domestic and international aggressors. A simple “thank you” is not enough.
We say thank you to members of the military who are on active duty.

Anyone who wants to show their appreciation to a veteran can do so at any number of Veterans Day activities planned next week. There are no less than 10 programs on tap next week at various schools and organizations.

Veterans Day activities start off at 7:30 a.m. on Monday with the first annual Veterans Breakfast at Northshore Charter School. A program will follow.

On Tuesday, Veterans Day activities begin at 10 a.m. at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton. The hospital has received a new American flag from the Lions Club. The Franklinton JROTC will assist in the flag-raising ceremony. Local dignitaries are scheduled to attend the program.

Schools which are also hosting Veterans Day Programs on Wednesday include Ben’s Ford, Bogalusa High, Bowling Green, Franklinton Junior High, Pine Jr./Sr. and Varnado High. A complete list of activities can be found on Page 2B of today’s edition.

Veterans and citizens who simply want to thank veterans for their service should have no trouble finding venues to do just that.

The Daily News offers a hearty thank you to every veteran of the armed services.