Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States stated, “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the blood stream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset telling our children and our children’s children what it was like in the united states where men were free.” Freedom, once won, must be maintained. this is the very reason that the holiday of Armistice Day was changed to Veteran’s Day. The holiday honors not only veterans of one war, but veterans across the generations who have served their country, fought and continue to fight to maintain our country’s freedoms. Veterans come from all walks of life with the common purpose of protecting all Americans, to keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time, many have risked their lives, and too many made the ultimate sacrifice.
Please join members of the Woodstock American Legion Post 1026 on Wednesday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at the Woodstock Cemetery to honor our country’s veterans. the brief ceremony at our town’s Veteran’s Memorial gives us all the opportunity to stand together as one for a moment of thanks for the freedoms we often take for granted. So little to ask for those who gave so much. Remember, freedom is not free!!
Donald J. Haberski, Sr.
Vice Commander, American Legion Post 1026