As Veteran’s Day nears, we remind ourselves to reflect on the many sacrifices made on our behalf. To me, Veterans, both former and active duty military, should be thanked and recognized every single day of our lives. Our military men and women sacrifice their lives and their freedom every day to ensure that they are ready for that moment’s notice where they are called to action to protect us and our values and preserve our independence as a nation. I am the son, brother, grandson and nephew of Marine Corp, Army and Coast Guard Veterans. I have seen first-hand the sacrifices made by these men and women, and I encourage everyone to thank a Veteran not only on Veteran’s Day, but every day. Their sacrifices are boundless and deserve recognition beyond one day this year. Thank you to the men and women serving on our behalf, and to all those who have served in any of our United States Armed Services.
The Veteran’s Day Service will be held at the American Legion Post 1443, located at 40 Mountain Lakes Lane, at 11 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 11. Please consider joining us on this special occasion.
This Veteran’s Day, I would also like to thank the Legion’s Ladies Auxiliary, specifically AnnMarie Sabarese and Dawn Mazur, for spearheading a wonderful Veteran’s recognition project within our community. There are now pole banners on our downtown poles highlighting veterans from our community with their photos and brief information on the veteran. This is an amazing tribute to show support to our veterans all year long.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Nov. 6 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.