Veteran’s Day is a special time for our communities to honor those that have served in the United States Armed Forces. From events to poems to artwork and song, there are many ways area residents are remembering this important day.
Calvary Tabernacle in Warsaw is saluting our Veterans with a free meal and entertainment at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. There will be gifts and gift cards from many area businesses. This dinner is open to all area Veterans and reservations are appreciated. Call (574) 551-4343 for information. Calvary Tabernacle is located at 474 W. Levi Lee Rd. in Warsaw and is wheelchair accessible.
Bob Burris of Warsaw, honors Veterans in another way; with a poem to commemorate the day.
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow,
between crosses row on row.”
This was written during a war so long ago.
World War I, a war to end all wars, so they say,
after a truce was signed, one November day.
But the end of wars was not to be,
as our brave men and women again crossed the sea.
After World War II, we still chose to remember
our fighting men and women on the eleventh of November.
Armistice day was celebrated, but somewhere along the way,
as we honored those who served, we changed it to Veteran’s Day.
More wars were to follow and war continues today
as we look back in history, it looks as if wars are here to stay.
If we could rid the world of wars, then maybe we would know
that the fields will just have poppies and not crosses, row on row.
This Veteran’s Day,
as you watch our flag so gloriously wave,
thank a veteran for keeping America,
“the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Be sure to show thanks and appreciation to all of our Veterans