Thank you for your service and sacrifices. We are all able to still enjoy freedom because of you. – Heather Chachere
As an Army veteran–and the son, nephew and cousin of three World War II Marines–thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are appreciated, and you are remembered. My and my family’s undying thanks, and with the greatest respect. - Jack H McCall
To America’s Veterans: General Pershing said it best: “Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.” Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our nation. Your deeds and your service will never be forgotten. - Allison Finkelstein
I am so grateful for the freedoms I have and for the wonderful, brave men and women who defended our rights. – Judy Williams
Veterans Day is this Sunday. Here are more of the heartfelt thank yous we have collected for our vets via www.mymemorialday.org. Add yours today.
Thank you for your service to our country and for fighting for all the freedoms we hold dear. God bless you and the USA! – Robin Anderson
To ALL of our Vets past, present & future, and to your families, and to ALL those who made the supreme sacrifice, and to their families, my most heartfelt THANK YOU for your service and your sacrifices !!! – Jimmy Skiba
Thank you to all the Veterans that made my freedom possible. Those before I served, during my service, all those still serving and those that are yet to serve. Thank You. – MGySgt Wilson, Retired
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our veterans, and our current military members for their service to our country and personal sacrifices. I deeply appreciate all that you have done for me personally, as well as for our country. – Bruce Halpern
Many thanks to my father, uncles, cousins and fathers of my friends for protecting this great nation and allowing me, my children and grandchildren the freedom from tyranny. Thank those brave men and women carrying on your bravery and valor today. – B.J. Guzzardo, Jr.
I want to thank America’s veterans, from the bottom of my heart. My own dad served in World War 2, in Italy and I know that we would not be free without our brave veterans. Thank you! – Sara Elkins
In honor of my uncle, 90-year-old T.F. Inman of Banner, Mississippi, a veteran of WWII, I wish to thank all veterans, especially those of the “Greatest Generation,” for your service and sacrifice on behalf of our country. God bless you all! – Beverly Cruthirds
In 2011, the Museum launched a national effort to gather a million thank yous to the men and women who have served in our military. More than 100,000 people stepped up to say “thank you for my freedom.” This Veterans Day, add your voice to that number.
Visit myveteransday.org to show your gratitude to those who have given us so much. And don’t forget to let your friends and family know how they too can say “thank you for my freedom” this Veterans Day.
As the thank yous to our veterans continue to roll-in, we’d also like to share this incredible video that was produced by the Museum’s partners at Boeing. It beautifully sums up our feelings on the importance of Veterans Day. Don’t forget to visit www.myveteransday.org to add your thank you!
More Thanks Yous!
Thank you for sacrificing your life for our freedom. Without people like you, America would not be the country it is today. God bless. – Hannah Gregoire
Thank you for serving and protecting this country. I am happy for brave people in this country. Thank you. – Hannah Gregoire
Due to overwhelming response at www.myveteransday.org, we will be posting Thanks Yous in batches to the Museum blog.
(Note that many of these were submitted by teachers on behalf of their students so what appears to be multiple thank yous by the same person are actually whole classrooms of young people expressing their gratitude!)
I’d like to say thank you to all of our soldiers, past and present, for all they have sacrificed to preserve our freedom. – Sydney Copeland
Thank you all veterans for putting your life on the line for our country. You have all saved so many lives and done so much for the U.S. I have so much respect for you all and wish I had the courage to do what you do. I will be praying for all of you. – Sydney Copeland
The response to the Museum’s Thank You For My Freedom campaign has been truly overwhelming. Thousands of people from across the globe have submitted heartfelt comments, photos and videos to show their gratitude to all who have served. We look forward to receiving thousands more as Veterans Day approaches.
Here are just a few examples of Thank Yous we have received.
THANK YOU For my freedom! To all who have served past and present to defend our country, preserve our liberty and keep us safe and allow us to enjoy our very unique way of life in the US. I want to send a very special Thank You to my father, Alan W. Pettit for his service in WWII as a member of the 78th (Lightning) infantry. He made it through the “Battle of the Bulge”, and after being wounded, came home to work hard, marry the love of his life for over 60 years, and raise his family. He was my hero!
On October 5, 2011, The National WWII Museum launched a national initiative designed to remind people of the sacrifices our veterans have made for the nation. Our website, MyVeteransDay.org offers an opportunity to say “thank you” to all of the brave men and women who have served in wartime and peacetime. Visitors to the site can submit a written tribute, snap a photo of themselves or a veteran or submit a short video that shows their gratitude.
The goal is to gather a million of these “thank yous” before Veterans Day on November 11, 2011. Add your voice at MyVeteransDay.org
This very personal tribute was submitted by Sascha Jean Jansen, an ex-Santo Tomas civilian prisoner of the Japanese.
Their names were Joe, Scotty, Rusty, Hank and Shotsy. They hailed from Wetumpka, Alabama, Beryl, Utah, and Barstow, California. From small hamlets, farmlands, sunny beaches and dusty roads of the Alamo, they came. Some were young, some much older, others were just kids. Age did not matter. When they reached us, they were all well seasoned and battle worn.
As prisoners, we were waiting for them for over three years, when on February 3, 1945, among flares and gun fire, they crashed through the gates of Santo Tomas Internment Camp with their tanks of massive steel.
The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.