Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Honor of Veterans Day

"We have to support, in ways we never have before, our soldiers and veterans as they come home from Iraq and Afghanistan." — Clint Holmes

Those were just a few words from Stirling Club member, Las Vegas entertainer, and singer-songwriter Clint Holmes at a special screening of the documentary Who WIll Stand hosted by The Galaxy Theatres at the Cannery Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.

Holmes, also a U.S. Army veteran (1967–1969), wrote and produced the title song for the film. In honor of Veterans Day, it seems fitting to share his song as it recognizes the accomplishments and sacrifices of the men and women who have served.

Two public screenings of the film will be held today, Veterans Day, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is free, with the request of a donation to help homeless veterans.

For those who do not know, Veterans Day is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world. It falls on Nov. 11, which is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. In the United States, Armistice Day was celebrated until 1954 when Congress amended the national holiday it became Veterans Day in an effort to further recognize the contributions of all veterans.

Several bloggers, through a program called BloggersUnite, have dedicated their Nov. 11 posts to honoring veterans and drawing attention to their needs. The event organizer is also the director of the film, which features Holmes' song, and we're honored to join them in recognizing our veterans. In closing and with gratitude ...

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." — Ronald Reagan, President
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Anonymous said...

This is the kind of thing people need to read about. Thank you.

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