Monthly Archives: November 2010

Veterans Day a time for reverence

Americans know that Veterans Day is a holiday to remember all service members, both alive and dead, who served both in times of war and times of peace.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, and was signed into law on November 11,1938.  It was originally intended to celebrate the end of World War I and the associated peacetime.  After America went through World War II and the Korean War, the government was urged by many veterans service organizations to change the name.  The holiday was officially changed to Veterans Day on June 1, 1954, according to Military.com.

I would like to take a moment to honor those in my family who served with pride:

Lindell F. Shrum
1918-1985
World War II – U.S. Air Force
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Washington, DC

Leslie A. Lyle
1927-1995
World War II – U.S. Army
Buried at Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, FL

Fred Shrum
Vietnam War – U.S. Navy

Donald Leslie Lyle
1945-1994
Korean War – U.S. Army
Buried at Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, FL

Anthony Lyle
Vietnam War – U.S. Army

Please feel free to make a comment about your loved ones, or drop me an email.

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Vote today!

Vote today! The polls open. Several high-power positions are ripe for the plucking, such as governor, state senator, state house, CFO, etc.

There are two reasons why you should vote today.

1) If you don’t vote you really have no right to complain about government decisions you don’t like.

2) Vote because you CAN. Voting is one of the tremendous gifts afforded to Americans. People in our country, and others, have fought and died for the right to vote. This is not something that should be taken for granted.

Cheers!

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