To the editor:

Once again, Pearl Harbor Day is approaching and it is a time for all of us who value the freedom we all share today to give thanks to veterans, those living and dead who sacrificed so we can sleep, work, play and enjoy life in a peaceful country.

We are often reminded of the sacrifice and the tragedy of war when we lose a comrade, a son, a daughter, a father, a mother, an uncle, an aunt, a nephew or a niece whose blank check on their lives for the defense of freedom has been filled in full.

The upcoming Pearl Harbor Day ceremony in New Milford will be held Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. at the VFW fall, 11 Avery Road.

As a show of support for our defenders of freedom, we ask each and every one of you to come out and pay the proper respect the veterans deserve.

The veteran of today is respected and revered by millions of Americans nationwide and in the continuing tradition to honor them and to maintain the legacy of their efforts for the “altar of freedom,” we look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the ceremony.

God has blessed us with this great nation and he has blessed us with the veteran who secures the freedom that we share today.

Please honor them so their sacrifices are not in vein.

Jeffrey McBreairty

On Behalf of the New Milford Veterans Committee