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.