​​Today we observe Veterans Day, a day to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. This observance originated from Armistice Day (the official ending of World War I - the 11th hour, 11th day, of the 11th month 1918) and became known as “Veterans Day” in 1954. Many Churches included acknowledgement of our Veterans during last Sunday services, Flags will be proudly displayed, some TV commercials are using it as a platform for advertising, some folks will take the day off and never think why.

We are very thankful for our Veterans. They have sacrificed time from their families, friends, jobs, communities, …. Some have sacrificed physically and mentally. Many gave their lives. It is because of them we still enjoy a thing called Freedom. If you see a Veteran, a simple and humble “thank you” is appropriate. If you know of a Veteran who you have not spoken to in a while, give him or her a call and just say “I remembered you are a Veteran and I wanted to call and say thank you”.

Mark assisted with the design of the Leon County Veterans Memorial plaza located on the square in Centerville. The design was not typically what our firm is involved with, but to play a part in a memorial service first hand is the ultimate experience and provides many opportunities to say “THANK YOU!”.