“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
Those words by JFK ring as true today as they did when he was Commander-In-Chief in the early 1960s. Americans cherish their liberty, so much so that they will put their lives on the line to preserve it for their nation, themselves and for future generations.
In fact, thousands of Americans have died to ensure our nation’s liberty. And thousands more have fought and survived in the name of liberty. Their cause has been noble and noteworthy. Which is why we celebrate Veterans Day every November 11.
As part of the holiday, a Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery outside of Washington, D.C. to honor and thank all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns, then continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks by various dignitaries.
In addition, a Veterans Day National Committee chooses several regional sites throughout the nation for Veterans Day observances, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsAs a courtesy, you will be leaving Blog.BankFive.com and going to another website. We have approved this site as a reliable partner, but you will no longer be under the security policy of BankFive.com. Come back soon!. Activities range from parades to special ceremonies and tributes to distinguished veterans.
BankFive salutes all veterans who have stood up so valiantly to protect our liberty. We ask that you take the time this Veterans Day to recognize veterans around you for their service and sacrifice.