November 11 is a day to think about our honored veterans. For 240 years, they have fought to defend those freedoms we hold most dear.
These veterans who have served our nation did so with pride and devotion to duty so that we might have those freedoms we enjoy today.
This Veterans Day, I find myself thinking what it means to be an American. The answer is crystal clear, and that is the pride to live in a country that allows us our personal freedom to vote for our future leaders without fear.
Our system may not be perfect, but it is still the greatest in the world, but these freedoms do not come without a price.
I hope this Veterans Day there will be many flags flying in support of our brave men and women who have served and who are still serving this great nation of ours.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village