Sacrifice and service of veterans resonates more deeply this year
Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson November 11, 2020
In a year with so much uncertainty and confusion, there are very few things that we can know for certain. We do not know exactly when this pandemic will end, when things will return to normal, or when we can see some of our closest family and friends again. However, we sometimes fail to consider that there’s already a select group of Americans who live life this way (or have in the past). I am referring to our heroes who serve in various parts of the world who have made the sacrifice to serve: the members of our Armed Forces and Veterans.
Many of them signed up knowing that they may not get to see their friends or families again, but they still made the decision to put the wellbeing of their country before their own, and for that I thank them. Our veterans and active duty service members who have served domestically or on foreign soil have made sacrifices for us that few will fully understand or be able to appreciate. In 2020, it is necessary for us to appreciate the heroes that our veterans are every day, but especially today on Veteran’s Day.
It truly is a great sacrifice to serve our country, so please take a moment to appreciate our veterans and their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the greater good of the United States of America.