---- — We would like to encourage everyone to take the time to honor and thank our veterans on their day of observance Sunday.
America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 235 years ago. Since the Revolution, eight generations of America’s veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
On Sunday, the country will honor the millions of living veterans and the memory of those who came before them. We remember each soldier, Marine, sailor, airman and Coast Guardsman who has served our country by taking up arms when called by our nation in a time of need. The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured for our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world’s bulwark of liberty.
Veterans Day celebrates what began as Armistice Day, marking the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the end of the bloody cataclysm known as World War I, the “war to end all wars.”
For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.
Don’t miss the annual Veterans Day parade Sunday in Cooperstown at 11 a.m. It begins in front of the Veterans Club on Main Street and marches to the monument on Pine Boulevard for a brief ceremony.