Rabbi Abraham Avrech, my father and my favorite veteran. An Army Chaplain in the 42nd Division, my father served this great nation through World War II, The Korean War and Vietnam. Retired as a full Colonel, my father often speaks of his Chaplaincy as the most important and fulfilling of his long and distinguished Rabbinic career. This photo of my father conducting services was taken during the Korean War.
Today we honor all our veterans—the living and the dead.
Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes, and their families.
We are forever be in their debt.
Keep in mind that the U.S.military has freed more people on this earth from tyranny and evil than any other force. If the U.S. military disappeared today, cruelty, genocide and unlimited wars would engulf the planet. On the global stage, the U.S. military is the only effective force for good.