Friday, November 11, 2011


Today's 11-11-11. It's a rarity. Not often does the same digit appear in the day, month and year. Thousands of brides have chosen this day to be wed (husbands can't exactly forget this anniversary date) and way-too-many mothers have 'elected' to give birth today so their babies will have a unique birth date.

But the true importance of today is that 11-11 is Veterans Day...the day that we honor our veterans, the men and women who served in the military and too often gave their lives for our country.

On this November 11, D&B honors three important veterans - G. L. Bates, Jr., a U.S. Navy Sea-Bee who served in the Pacific during World War II; W.W. Nickerson, Jr., a U.S. Marine who fought on Guadalcanal; and Bill Nickerson, III, who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

We're proud of their service and proud of the many men and women who help make our country a safer, better place to live. As we honor our veterans, we must also remember those servicemen fighting for our freedom today in Afghanistan, Iraq, and way too many other places in the word. God bless you all.

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