ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Fellow Veterans, Veteran Family Members and those who support Veterans:

Your NC Veterans Business Association board of directors wishes you a peaceful and safe Memorial Day
weekend. We cannot in a simple message begin to recognize those that gave all, however, we would like
to share a few thoughts and quotes that may best reflect how each veteran may feel and think.


“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”-
George S. Patton


“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their
patriotism and their virtue.”- James A. Garfield


“Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.”- Wallace Bruce


“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness
to die.”- G.K. Chesterson


“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a
lifetime.”- Adlai Stevenson II

“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.”- Claudia Pemberton


“If you want to thank a soldier, be the kind of American worth fighting for.” – Unknown


Our veteran brothers and sisters, those living and those departed are always in our thoughts and
prayers. Although veterans gone are known by their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, wives and husbands we
are only able to give our respects, thoughts and prayers at various monuments, cemeteries and
memorials. For me, I reflect, listen and watch how veterans are recognized at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier. For those who gave all, that we never knew, or served with, we only need to watch the honor
given and hear from the soldiers who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to understand what each
veteran means to all of us. The following video provides insight into how our nation honors their
sacrifice of all those before and after them. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Have a safe and peaceful Memorial Day weekend,


Your NC Veterans Business Association Board of Directors.