Let us Unite and Honor our Heroes this Veterans Day

Al Kovach, Jr., National President, Paralyzed Veterans of America

We come together as a nation with pride and gratitude to honor the brave men and women who have served our great country.

No matter what challenges or issues may come between us, one thing that unites all Americans is our respect and gratitude for the heroes who serve to protect our freedom and democracy. That's why on Veterans Day we come together to honor all our veterans – particularly our wounded warriors and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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This year on Veterans Day, November 11th, let us put the election behind us and gather as a nation to pay tribute to all of the men and women who have so proudly served in our nation’s military.

As we pause to remember our past, let us also remember our present, where at this very moment our servicemen and women are putting themselves in harm’s way for the cause of freedom and democracy. We salute their courage, strength and dedication to these high ideals. We pledge our gratitude for the sacrifices they will make; and we vow to never forget.

Pledge our gratitude. Never forget our heroes.

There are many ways to honor our veterans on Veterans Day and throughout the year. You can volunteer at a local VA Hospital or veterans organization, you can show up at a local Veterans Day event in your area, or you can donate to Paralyzed Veterans and support critical benefits, services and programs for our wounded heroes.

Remember that the Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences at 11:00am sharp with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

For more information visit Arlington National Cemetery website.