Please note that Mackoul & Associates, Inc., will be closed tomorrow, November 11th, 2011 in observance of Veterans Day.
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have so bravely served our country to protect our freedom and we also give thanks to those who currently serve and are in harm’s way. It is a holiday especially important to us at Mackoul & Associates because we honor our CEO, Robert E. Mackoul, CLU, who is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran.
Veterans Day was first proclaimed an annual holiday on November 11th, 1919 by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson to honor military veterans. It is also the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.
Below are a few quotes that help us to honor and remember our courageous armed forces:
- “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day (Veterans Day) will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” – Woodrow Wilson
- “It is easy to take our freedoms and liberties for granted…the very things that deserve our gratitude the most” – Anonymous
- “In the 20th century, the United States sent many of its finest young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only request we have asked for in return from any country…was enough land to bury those that did not return.”
– General Colin Powell
- “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them”
– John F. Kennedy
We hope you enjoy your Veterans Day and have a lovely weekend. Don’t forget to stop by our booth at the (CNYC) Council for New York Cooperatives and Condominiums 31st Annual Housing Conference and Expo on Sunday, November 13th.