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November 11, 2011

Thank a Veteran Today, Ask Patty Nation

FSI_CharmHappy Veterans Day, Ask Patty nation - or, happy Remembrance Day if you're in Canada.  Either way, it's time to take some time to show our gratitude to those who have served so we can read blogs about auto advice for women.  

As a historical note, this day was originally known as Armistice Day, because on 11/11 in 1918, at 11 am in fact, World War One came to an end.  Today it's a celebration of all those who have served, not just the observation of the end of the first world war, and that's as it should be, but I like to mention it because I feel it's important to know our own history - lest we be doomed to repeat it.  

In celebration of Veterans Day today, I bring you an opportunity to do something very special, and very very important.  Support homeless female veterans.   One of our Certified Female Friendly service centers, Curry's Auto of Northern Virginia and Maryland, supports the Final Salute, Inc., which aims at helping homeless female veterans find a better life.  You can support this cause with them by buying one of the beautiful flag charms from their site.

In closing, I'd like to leave you with a reflection that is very appropriate for today, and one of my favorite poems.  

In Flanders Fields
Lt. Col. John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Thank you to ALL our veterans - past, present, and future - for your service and sacrifice.  

Have a great weekend, Ask Patty Nation.

  Kaeli Gardner AskPatty.com, Inc.
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