Well, we just turned the corner on another month. Can you believe this year will be ending so soon? November brings us two specific days to observe: Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day. Thanksgiving is supposed to symbolize intercultural peace. Today’s world has gotten so caught up in politics that we have forgotten that we are all American’s. We may not all agree on the issues at hand, but we are all still part of this great nation. So this Thanksgiving, let’s all put our differences aside and be thankful for all that we have. I know I am thankful for my health, my home, and the ability to put food on the table. There are so many people out there that don’t have these basic things. And we, as Elks, are here to help them. I am also thankful for my friends and family, especially my Elk friends and family. Let someone know how much you appreciate them. It will probably make their day! Veterans Day falls on November 11th, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I. On this day we formally honor those that serve and have served our country. And, we remember those that did not make it home. I am proud to say that as Elks, we honor our veterans every day. So to all of our Veterans—Thank You for your service. Without you, our country would not be what it is today!
Wendy Carns, Exalted Ruler