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Veterans Day - 7 Veteran Approved Ways to Honor our Vets

post by Lindy Medeiros

Veterans

Presidential Proclamation – Veterans Day, 2014

Since the birth of our Nation, American patriots have stepped forward to serve our country and defend our way of life.  With honor and distinction, generations of servicemen and women have taken up arms to win our independence, preserve our Union, and secure our freedom.  From the Minutemen to our Post-9/11 Generation, these heroes have put their lives on the line so that we might live in a world that is safer, freer, and more just, and we owe them a profound debt of gratitude.  On Veterans Day, we salute the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who have rendered the highest service any American can offer, and we rededicate ourselves to fulfilling our commitment to all those who serve in our name.  - BARACK OBAMA

 

On Tuesday November 11th we celebrate our Veterans.  What does that mean exactly and how do we do that?  Many of us have living Veterans in our family.  Many have Veterans who have passed, some while in the service of our country.  With my father and my 2 uncles serving in World War II, two in the Army, one in the navy, my fraternal grandmother was a 3 star mother and I can only imagine how she got through each day until the end of the war worrying about her sons.

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As for my father, he was always proud of the years he served his county. Veterans Day was always important...

11 Ways to Celebrate November in the Twin Cities

November

I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colors are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.|
-  Lin Yutang

Fall is in full swing in the Twin Cities Metro! For those who claim autumn as their favorite season, now is your time. I like it too so I say, let’s celebrate!  Evenings are getting very chilly and soon mornings will be frosty.  While some trees tenaciously hold on to their yellow and brown leaves, most are now standing naked and shivering  in the morning light. It’s November, the month we turn the clocks back an hour, and here in the metro, the month we start thinking about the first snow!

November is about Veterans Day which on the 11th, a day set aside to honor the brave men and women who sacrificed greatly to preserve our liberties.  It’s about Thanksgiving on the 27th, family, friends, football, pumpkin pie and turkey, and at month’s end, the kickoff to the biggest shopping season of the year!  Are you ready?  Let’s take a look at some weekend events going on in the Metro and celebrate this great month.

 

Sunday Nov. 2

1. If you or someone you know is looking for a newly constructed home and loves the amenities and Metro access of St. Louis Park visit the open house on 4213 Utica Ave. S.  Hosted by the Minnesota Property Group from 11-2 pm, this home combines true craftsmanship with creativity and is simply gorgeous! But...

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