THANK YOU VETERANS
BY MARK HURT
On November 11, we take time to honor the brave men and women who serve our county to defend our freedoms and protect our families.
Remember military families today for the sacrifices they make. Please consider hosting a veteran for lunch in their honor and to learn about your veteran’s military experiences. I encourage businesses to highlight the experiences of veteran employees, respectfully and with sensitivity. Today, and every day, please recognize the families of veterans who served behind the scenes. Also, think about volunteering for veteran service organizations who do things like build houses, provide PTSD and suicide prevention counseling, on-site coaching at workforce centers and purchasing and providing supplies for veteran homeless shelters.
If you do nothing else on this special day, take 4 minutes and 16 seconds and listen to Trace Adkins’ “Arlington” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJO7IJIxG10. Paste this in your browser and remember those who served and continue to serve both at Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Let’s bring light on and raise appreciation for the service of veterans. Let’s provide support and not forget the nearly 49,000 homeless veterans and lets renew our belief and firm resolve to have the necessary funds not only to wage war when necessary but even more importantly, to preserve the peace. May God continue to bless the men and women who serve our nation and wear the military uniforms of the United States of America.
- Mark Hurt is an attorney who is a Republican candidate for Indiana’s U.S. Senate in 2018.