Rarely in our nation’s history have the American people had to endure so much turmoil than in 2020. We have been hit with a global pandemic that upended the lives of millions, brought economic catastrophe to many and drastically altered the health and fortunes of families from one coast to the other.
But through all this tumult, the one comforting constant for us is knowing that there are brave and dedicated men and women who serve in our Armed Force. For generations American Military personnel have stood guard over our nation to protect her from those who oppose liberty. They have vowed to put their lives between us and those who would destroy us. They do so willingly and without fanfare.
Without the citizen solider who stood up for the idea of America – from Battle of Saratoga to the war in Afghanistan; our great nation would be little more than just an idea.
Today, as battered as we are on the Homefront, our travails are nothing compared to the sacrifices made by the men and women who fought in the Argonne, stormed the beaches in Normandy and Inchon; hacked their way through the jungles of Guadalcanal and Vietnam; and embraced the blistering desert warfare of the Middle East.
It is with much pride in our nation and its history that I commemorate this Veteran’s Day 2020 in honor of the millions who have served our great nation in uniform.
Thank you – the American Veterans for your 233 years of service to our nation; bless you and your families – for we are eternally grateful for the sacrifices you have made for America.
Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, NJ26