A special Veterans Day message from the Mental Recession –

Today we pause to acknowledge our nation’s veterans.

We remember those who answered the call to serve in order to preserve, protect, and defend our freedoms and our way of life.

From Vietnam to Iraq, from Normandy to Afghanistan, we will never forget their sacrifice and valor.

Today and every day we are thankful to these brave men and women and their families.

Please take a moment to visit the Wounded Warrior Project and consider giving back to those who have given so much.

To help celebrate Veteran’s Day, below is a story about our country’s oldest living vet, 109-year-old Richard Arvine Overton.

Via Fox 7:

The oldest living World War II veteran, Richard Overton, received a very special gift today. Houston-area artistKen Pridgeon specializes in painting fallen soldiers but he made an exception for Overton.

Pridgeon, who is an 81-year-old Korean War veteran, traveled to Overton’s house in East Austin to present the artwork to Overton in person.

“It’s an amazing feeling just being an old sign painter, painting our fallen heroes and given this honor to actually meet a 110-year-old human being,” Pridgeon says.

The art features Overton as he appears today at 110-years-old with a likeness of how looked when he joined the service.

For fun, here’s a video of Overton showing off his guns at 109-years young …

 

Thank you to the servicemen and women who serve our country through dedication and sacrifice. You are true heroes, allowing the rest of us to enjoy the freedom and democracy that we experience every single day.  God bless, and thank you.

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