Please Remember our Veterans on Veterans Day

Veterans to Remember and honor today: Presenting the Veteran of the Year Award, to World War II Veteran Sampson Lester Friedman, at a past Lincoln Dinner by Congressman Lee Zeldin, a Veteran himself, with World War II Veterans Lt. Col. John Peterkin and Jason Kaatz. Lester Friedman is 99 years young and still active today!

By  Frederick R. Bedell Jr.,  Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911

Dear Clergy, brothers, friends, and family:

This letter/article I wrote about Veterans Day next week is now published in the Queens Gazette, Queens Courier, Bayside Times and the Queens Chronicle.

Please remember November 11th is Veterans Day-a day to honor all who have served our country and sacrificed their lives for the greater good. Americans really should take a pause on that day to honor our brave men and women. For more than 246 years, many have fought and died for all those freedoms we all hold most dear. I myself have served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era and was proud to have done so. Now to honor our veterans today I am a member of the American Legion Post #103 in Douglaston, which is dedicated to helping fellow veterans. I am also a member of The Catholic War Veterans & Auxiliary in Glen Oaks Village which also helped fellow veterans. We should salute our brave men and women who are now serving this great nation, and who are now serving in the most dangerous parts of the world. Those who served have done so at a great personal sacrifice, many having to leave family, friends, and jobs for the greater good. I hope and pray this Veterans Day that anyone who is able to will fly the American Flag of this great nation in their honor. Also, if you can, call a veteran you might know and thank them for a job well done and thanking them for their service. May God bless these brave Americans and may God bless America this Veterans Day.

Sincerely Yours,
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Bellerose, N.Y.

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