Honoring Our Veterans Every Day

Today we honor our veterans for their contributions to preserve human rights, peace and safety for all.

Middletown CT - Veterans Ceremony

Photo from http://middletown-ct.patch.com – Middletown CT – Veterans Ceremony

In Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will be attending wreath-laying ceremonies in Middletown, Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, and Bridgeport.

At Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, President Obama and the nation honored the oldest known living World War II veteran, 107-year-old Richard Overton after breakfast at the White House.

According to the Huffington Post, President Obama said that the country’s obligations to those who have served “endure long after the battle ends.”

Many think this way and have been applauding our veterans and service personnel everywhere. Some veterans however feel they have been abandoned by their country and their families.

Perhaps this is why the Department of Defense and other organizations have been researching and helping veterans with alternative therapies, such as meditation and yoga, and small business programs. They have heard the cries and taken action.

Women veterans have also felt abandoned, but are now golfing together. And, civilian David Martin whose father died at war has started a Band of Brothers, as reported by the CBS Morning Show.

It is time to be present and treat all with compassion. Take the right actions and honor all who served every day.