Veterans Day, also known as Armistice Day, pays tribute to all American veterans.
Living or dead, we pay tribute to all American Veterans and give thanks
to those who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
President Woodrow Wilson declared "Armistice Day" on the first
anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11,1919.
Ryan's dad, Bill, served during World War II.
Fortunately for our family, he returned to our family farm
after serving in Japan.
Ryan's Mom and Dad married before he left for his
service in Japan.
It's hard to imagine the sacrifices of the men
and women just like Ryan's parents who
left farm and family to fight for the
freedoms we enjoy everyday.
During the years when Bill was serving,
Bonnah Lyn continued to farm with
her father while waiting on Bill's return.
Words seem totally inadequate when you think of
the sacrifices made by families across America
during times of war but these days of
celebration give us the opportunity to
stop and give thanks for every Veteran.
From down on the dairy farm,
Happy Veterans Day!