Veteran’s Day Parade and Salute
This Saturday is our community’s Veterans Day celebration, the annual holiday set aside to honor and remember those who selflessly give their lives for the sake of others. I am the proud son of a military family myself and know the cost of this high form of service. It truly is an honor and those who serve should be recognized and celebrated by all.
That’s why I was so encouraged by this blog post by former Navy Seal, author, and governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens on how to celebrate veterans day. He wrote that one way we can honor those who have served us is by serving others. He says:
“November 11th is set aside every year to honor those who have served our country through military service. What better way to recognize their service than by deploying in your community in their honor? Find a way to serve in your local community. Let a veteran know that you are serving in his or her honor.”
At Common Ground Network, we help serve those in our community, particularly our kids and students, with the food and resources they need to succeed in school and have hope for a better tomorrow. You can serve your neighbors with your family, your church, or your team through our weekly Feed the Kids program, Christmas assistance, or by making a financial contribution at any point during the year. Simply follow us on Facebook or reach out to us in a comment below to find out more.
We also have the privilege of honoring, saluting, remembering, and celebrating some of our community and national heroes this Saturday, November 11 at the Mansfield Veterans Day Parade and Salute. On behalf of our Mayor David Cook, the entire city government of Mansfield, and sponsors such as Mouser Electronics, Baylor Scott & White Hospitals, The American Legion Post 624, and the Mansfield Independent School District, lets come out and honor our veterans.
Come out and join the rest of the community in honoring our veterans this Saturday, November 9 beginning with the The parade at 10 a.m. in front of City Hall, followed with a patriotic salute concert at R. L. Anderson Stadium immediately after.