This Saturday, November 11, CFDD wanted to take a moment to recognize the people that have served or are currently serving in the military. No matter the political climate, these brave individuals step up to do a job some of us could never imagine doing.
Here’s what a few of our Dames had to say about what Veterans Day means to them:
“All gave some, some gave all.”
To me, every day is Veterans Day. I can’t put into words how thankful and grateful I am to every single person who was and will be brave enough to sign that line for our freedoms. I have many veterans in my life, from family to very close friends and my #1 Veteran is my dad! He is my hero for so many reasons, but one of those reasons is that he is a veteran of the U.S.Army. So much so, my derby name is for him. He and my momma have taught me how to love my country, and to love the people who fight for it.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, to each and every Veteran and their families, for sacrificing so much for me and my family.
Veterans Day is not just a day vets expect to get free meals at local restaurants or a “hi” from someone who has been or still is active service. Veterans Day is about honoring and acknowledging all who have lost their lives so we can live ours on a daily basis freely. Now a days there is a lot of hate in the world and we all need to just accept the fact that there are always differences among groups but respecting and caring for one another is what it’s all about.
My husband Christopher Spadaro was active duty for 7 years and now reserves here in Indiana. We are very thankful for what the army has given us and who we are today because of a career he chose early on in life. We would not be the people we are today without the sacrifices and places we have come across. Chris continues his military training into his new career as a correctional officer in Pendleton. The Army or any other branch of service can be an amazing opportunity for many people and always remember to thank a vet every chance you can! Not just vets day.
For me, Veterans Day means taking a moment to step back and appreciate everything one sacrifices when they join the military. The level of strength, dedication, and bravery it takes to serve this country isn’t something that should ever be overlooked. Watching my best friend bust her way through basic training and earn her spot in the Air Force really drove home just how hard these people work every single day to serve this country.
– Janis Droplin