Week #165 – Eight Weeks to Happyness: Thank a Veteran!
I’m counting down the last ten Fridays of 2017 — and tomorrow is Veteran’s Day!
So, once again, I wanted to repeat last year’s post — because after another contentious election week, there is always one thing we can agree on:
Thanking a veteran is always the right thing to do!
Tomorrow — November 11th — is Veterans Day. It was originally known as “Armistice Day”, marking the first anniversary of the end of WWI — which came to an end on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. Since 1954 it has been known as Veterans Day — a day set aside to honor all those who served in the United States Armed Forces, who swore on their very lives to support and defend this great country and her constitution.
Your Happyness Challenge for the week ahead: Thank a Veteran! That private vote you cast (or chose to abstain from) this week…was protected by a veteran. That free speech you have enjoyed in your workplace, in your place of worship, or online…was protected by a veteran. That right to protest…or to protest the protesters…is protected by a veteran. The freedom to oppose, support, engage in, or criticize our democracy…all protected by a veteran.
So regardless of what side of the aisle you are on…put down your words and your weapons, even if it’s just for a moment, and THANK A VETERAN!
Spread Happyness — and thank a veteran, ALWAYS!
11/10/17 by Grace Church
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