As we honor our nation’s veterans this weekend, the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the men and women who bravely served in the military. We have several employees who served, and we are very grateful for them, as well as those of you throughout our great community. To each of you, we say “thank you!” This is not just another long weekend, but rather it is a time of honor and appreciation.
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.” – President George Washington
“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here.” – President Abraham Lincoln
“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as best he can, the same cause.” – President Abraham Lincoln
“In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – President John F. Kennedy
“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.” – President Ronald Reagan
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham