Saturday, November 11th is Veterans Day – a time to honor and thank past and present members of the armed forces for their service. Fred Tisdale is with Omaha VFW Post 1 and is very impressed on how the view of veterans has changed over the years. Tisdale says today it is common to hear “thank you for your service”.
Tisdale says, “More people are realizing the importance of veterans. Those since 9/11 have really brought to the front the issue of how important it is and I’m just sorry to say it took the War on Terror to do that because we have so many veterans from the other wars that really did a lot to keep our freedom in this country but it is nice to know that it is happening now.”
Tisdale says it is nice to see veterans again showing their pride of service and being recognized for their sacrifice. He says veterans today are wearing caps and other symbols of their service and they are so pleased to hear thank you. Having a day set aside just for those who served in the armed forces is a very special.
Tisdale also organizes the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Memorial Park at 60th and Dodge Street. Saturday’s event will feature a number of guest speakers, including Congressman Don Bacon. It starts at 11 a.m. and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.”