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Remembering Our Veterans

It's that day of the year (November 11) where we take time to remember our veterans who continue to serve and those who have served in the past. 

Our freedom, our heritage and the way of life we enjoy today are made possible because of our military veterans.  

November 11 was originally proclaimed as Armistice Day in 1919 as a commemoration of the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to cease hostilities and bring about the end of World War I. 

Today, Veterans Day honors all of America's veterans for their patriotism, service and sacrifice.  And for their families, there is no better time than now to recognize them and give thanks for the remarkable sacrifices they have made.  

As you spend time with your friends and families, please remember your deployed Airman, Soldiers, Marines and Sailors who continue to serve in harm's way.  I want to say thank you for what you do in and day out.  

Keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  

Have a great Veterans Day and may God Bless America.  

Fraternally, 

Patrick T. O'Keefe 

Vice Supreme Master 

Fr. Padilla Province 

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