Thanksgiving is a word of action.

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It takes a special person to give up an easy life, to leave family and friends for a cause greater than themselves. Yet over 1.3 million Americans have chosen to volunteer as active members of the U. S. Armed Forces. For many of them, the sacrifice that they make goes beyond just doing a job. It is a duty that they accept on behalf of the country.

Today is Veterans Day, a day that has been named to honor American veterans. Originally called Armistice Day, it was set aside to commemorate the end of World War I. In 1954 legislation was passed to include veterans of all wars. In 2001 a resolution was passed to make Nov. 11 through Nov. 17, 2001, "National Veterans Awareness Week."

Later this month the U.S. will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. For most of us, it is a holiday where we meet with friends and family to remember the day our founding fathers used to give thanks for an abundant harvest. But there are many that may not have a chance to celebrate. Many Americans will be busy doing their duty keeping those of us giving thanks from harm’s way.Joseph Domino

Almost every American family has or has had someone that has made the sacrifice on our behalf. My father served in India in World War 2. His action helped turn the tide against the Japanese.

So in addition to giving thanks for the food on our tables or our time away from work. Why not extend our thanks by making "National Veterans Awareness Week” a part of our Thanksgiving?

This can be a great chance to thank a veteran for their sacrifice. Take a few minutes to volunteer to help others. Or simply say a prayer for those that go beyond the call of duty.

Let’s make Thanksgiving more than just one day.

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” - W. J. Cameron

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
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I like this post very much. Thanksgiving should indeed be a word of avtion

Nov 11, 2019 03:35 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Joseph. I like your line of thinking on this one! Action needed! Enjoy your day!

Nov 11, 2019 05:29 AM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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In today's world, I understand only 1% of Americans serve in the military.  It is important that we be grateful for those who have, and do.

Nov 11, 2019 06:11 AM #3
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
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Hi Joseph - being grateful and thankful to our veterans and active duty soldiers along with Thanksgiving Day is a fabulous idea! Take action.....

Nov 11, 2019 09:53 AM #4
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Joseph, this is one of the most important days to give thanks. Without the freedom we enjoy today, it would be a very bleak and sorry world. 

Nov 11, 2019 11:21 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Joseph - as others have commented, I like your the thoughts you expressed in this post.  The concept of thanksgiving is a true "action" word.  

Nov 11, 2019 01:37 PM #6
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011  “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action."  Well said and thanks for sharing.

Nov 11, 2019 02:24 PM #7
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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What a better world this would be if everyone made Thanksgiving more than just one day.

Nov 29, 2019 07:41 PM #8
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