Celebrating Veterans Day

by Barry Hill

celebrating veterans day

Why Celebrating Veterans Day is Important

Most Americans will be getting a day off of work on Veterans Day. And while some may use this day to get a start on their holiday shopping and to take advantage of all the sales that go along with this day, everybody should take a moment to reflect on the reason for it. That day is Veteran’s Day, and while the meaning behind it may sometimes be forgotten by Americans, it is a day set aside to remember all veterans who have scarified for our freedom. So even if you don’t celebrate the day in any other way, just take a moment to read a little bit about the history of it. Who know, you may even end up celebrating Veterans Day if you haven’t already. In fact, this national holiday is observed to honor America’s veterans for their love of this country and patriotism. Veterans make the utmost of sacrifices so we can enjoy the freedoms bestowed upon us through the constitution. This being said, attend or watch a veteran’s parade on television. It is also highly encouraged to thank veterans for their service, as the sentiment goes a long way. Be thankful for our fallen soldiers.

On this Veterans Day, Fit After Fifty would like to pay special tribute to all the men and women who have courageously served our country, as well as their families, therefore Celebrating Veterans Day. We would like to specifically recognize our own retired Navy Admiral, Bill Center. In his story, he shares how the military has given him the great gift of fitness. Even after squandering it, he was able to rediscover it through rehabbing himself back to better health. He shares his story with the purpose of impacting others to realize that you too can make a comeback.

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