Day 7: Observance

The day of observance for Veteran’s for 2013 is today.  There are so many words that could be used to enhance our vocabulary about veterans, but one that comes to mind is OBSERVANCE.  We must be able to honor the day in observance of their service for our country and for what they represent, honor. What does observance really mean?

1. The act or practice of observing or complying with a law, custom, command, or rule.
2. The act or custom of keeping or celebrating a holiday or other ritual occasion.
3.  The act of such recognition
Whether or not you know a veteran personally or through reading about them in the news, it is most important that the day is observed for the sound service that they have done.  They have put their lives on the front line for our countries belief; they have fought no in vain, but for the beliefs that we believe in freedom; and they are just like you and me, they are people who care.  This s truly a word that we must use in our vocabulary, because we must acknowledge how many of our veteran’s have come home and have had to start all over; lost family members, or have been greeted by their family after many tours or war.  As I continue to read many articles about veterans, I can only remember my dad explaining the purpose of what he did for his country as he served in the Korea War.  I have included a poem that is very close to many veterans and what they have done.

Veterans Day

by Cheryl Dyson

On Veterans Day we honor all,
Who answered to a service call.
Soldiers young, and soldiers old,
Fought for freedom, brave and bold.
Some have lived, while others died,
And all of them deserve our pride.
We’re proud of all the soldiers who,
Kept thinking of red, white and blue.
They fought for us and all our rights,
They fought through many days and nights.
And though we may not know each name,
We thank ALL veterans just the same.

Thank you dear veterans…Let today be a day that you are remembered!  May we all thank them at anytime when you see them in uniform, wearing their hat proudly or even a lapel.


© 2013 Jewel Williams


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observance. (n.d.) The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. (2003). Retrieved November 11 2013 from


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