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Congressman Palmer invites 6th Congressional District veterans to share their stories

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, announced that he will be sharing stories of veterans from Alabama’s 6th District on his Congressional website in honor of Veterans Day through the month of November.

“The selfless service by the men and women of the United States Armed Forces is what keeps our nation great,” said Congressman Palmer. “These brave patriots proudly defended America and I am honored to represent so many veterans in Congress. Please join me in honoring our veterans this November by sharing their stories and thanking all veterans for their service.”

Congressman Palmer invites veterans from Alabama’s 6th District to share their stories and photos from their time in service to our office. The stories and photos will be shared on his official website and on his Facebook page throughout the month of November.

Please submit stories and photos to [email protected] throughout the month of November.  Those who submit material are asked to include a short description of the branch, title, and assignment and to verify they have permission to share the photos and stories before submission. Please keep all submissions under 250 words. Palmer’s office reserves the right to edit submissions.

Saturday, Nov. 11, will be celebrated around the country as Veteran’s Day, though the national holiday will Friday, Nov. 10 as the 11th falls on a weekend.

America was born on the battlefields of Lexington and Concord 242 years ago and Americans remember the service that our veterans have made to the country in the many generations since on Veterans Day.

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The industrial revolution collided with Napoleonic War tactics in World War I and the carnage was enormous.  99 years ago, the Armistice was signed ending the “War to End All Wars”…..It did not end war, but for decades Armistice day would be remembered as the day that “The Great War” ended. All the veterans of World War I are dead now, but their memory and their example remains. Their children fought in World War II and Korea, their grandchildren fought in Vietnam, their great grandchildren fought in Panama, Somalia, Desert Storm, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. They have great great grandchildren on duty today fighting the war on terror in Afghanistan, the war on ISIS in Syria and Iraq and in conflicts and posts around the world.  Four Green Berets were recently killed fighting Boko Haram in Niger.  Eventually the day that the Armistice was signed ending “The Great War” would become the day that Americans honors her veterans.

Alabama has more veterans per capita than any other state.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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