The votes are in and the polls are closed, along with another election season (except for a few runoffs and recounts). I’m sure that many are breathing a sigh of relief now that the constant bombardment of endorsement ads has ended, but as grating as they can become, we should be thankful that they are there.
Election campaigns are part of our glorious democracy, the foundation of our government whose freedom and equal opportunity have been a beacon of hope for so many. Those privileges and rights, including the right to elect government officials, are what make this nation so great.
With that feeling in mind, and as we leave the season of politics and enter into one of love and gratitude, I hope that everyone takes this opportunity to commemorate one national holiday that is often overlooked in the hustle and bustle of this time of year: Veterans Day.
It’s not a glamorous holiday. School isn’t cancelled and no one eats big meals or gives presents, but it’s an important one. Today is the day that we pause to remember that many of the freedoms and rights that we take for granted—like the right to vote and all of those ads that come with it—are a direct result of the acts of our brave men and women in uniform.
These remarkably courageous and selfless individuals put their lives on the line to defend our way of life and help our democracy thrive. Veterans Day reminds us how fortunate we are and hopefully causes us to express our gratitude.
This Veterans Day, celebrate the dedication and sacrifices our armed forces have made and continue to make. Thank all of our nation’s veterans who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms. At IWCO Direct, we have much to be thankful for, especially the communities in which we work and live. For that, we express our gratitude to our much deserving veterans. Thank you.
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