Hampton Roads thanks its veterans

On this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2014, the Hampton Roads community takes time to thank friends, relatives and strangers who are serving or have served in all branches of the military. Use the comments section of this story to honor the veterans in your life.

Here is what others have had to say about such service:

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” 
Abraham Lincoln

 "The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it." – Thucydides

 "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." – George Washington

 "Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"  – Sun Tzu


"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."  – Elmer Davis

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  – Winston Churchill

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it

honors, the men it remembers.”  –  John F. Kennedy

 "Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul." -Michel de Montaigne

 "In war, there are no unwounded soldiers." -Jose Narosky

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." -Cynthia Ozick


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