Mayor’s Veterans Day Challenge
They’ve stood tall for us. Always at the ready to do battle on our behalf, so that we might sleep soundly in our beds during the wee hours of the night.
Minutemen, Rangers, Seals, Grunts. They go by many names. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coastguardsmen. These titles have been earned by the young men and women all through our Nation’s history who have stood up, worn the uniform and born arms in our defense.
They have paid for the right to be called by these names with their sweat, their blood, and with their very lives. With them their families have endured always giving their support and love for those dear to them who earn the titles. What has been earned cannot be taken away. They are our Veterans.
Therefore, I offer my personal challenge to every person and every business within the city of Collinsville to join me on November 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. to give of themselves in appreciation of our Veterans by participating in our Veterans Day Parade. I also offer my personal invitation to all to attend the re-dedication ceremonies of our beloved Veteran’s Building at 2 p.m.
Neal W. “Bud” York
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