[r63] Messmer Report: Veterans Day, Honoring all who served

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, November 4, 2011

On Friday, November 11, Veterans Day celebrations will be held across the country. Veterans Day is a time where we thank and honor all those who have served in the military.

We all know someone who has dedicated their life and sacrificed to protect our great country. There are multiple programs going on in our community to commemorate those who have served. On Friday the 11th I will be participating in Precious Blood Elementary’s Veterans Day program by playing trumpet during their flag ceremony.

If you’re unable to attend a Veterans Day program, then consider participating in the Lt. Governor’s ‘Hoosier Cheer for Our Heroes’ to send your thoughts and prayers to U.S. troops that are spending the holidays away from their homes this year.

There are two ways to send a card to our troops overseas. First, you can send a handwritten card or letter to the Lt. Gov.’s office. For instructions on where to send the notes and suggestions on what to include please visit www.in.gov/lg and click on the ‘Hoosier Cheer for Our Heroes’ link.

The second option is to go online at www.engreet.comand follow the Hoosier Cheer link to send a personalized card that the company will mail to bases around the world every few weeks. Once your card is sent they will notify you via email where your card was sent.

Lastly, the National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that encourages all Americans to pause across the country at 3:00 p.m. local time to remember and honor our troops.

We would not have many of the opportunities and freedoms we have now without the sacrifice of our soldiers. If you have the chance, please take some time honor them.