It’s Time to Say Thank You
It’s time to say thank you. Thank you to all of the service members who have served this country. Thank you for your daily sacrifices in the name of freedom.
Dimmitt Automotive Group proudly observed Veterans Day the same way that we do every year, with a complimentary luncheon to honor and celebrate veterans. We invited veterans and their families to come to the Cadillac Showroom in Clearwater and to the Aston Martin Showroom in St. Petersburg. And come they did.
At the Aston Martin Showroom, we served 100. In Clearwater, we hosted 180. All branches of service were represented. Service members were invited to stand and be recognized. Their numbers included employees, family members, and dear friends. Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, from Vietnam, and even from World War II.
A Day of Honor
Veterans Day is a day to honor those who have served this great country honorably, during war and peacetime. Unlike Memorial Day, when we honor those service members who died in the service to our country, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or deceased. It’s a way that we can show our troops, past and present, that we appreciate their service.
A Touching Tribute
Dimmitt Automotive CEO Scott Larguier presented the following touching invocation:
Heavenly Father, we ask your Blessings on all who gather here today to celebrate the lives of the many courageous men and women who gave their youth, their dedication, and their energy to protect and defend this great nation. From the training fields to the battlefields, by air, land and sea, so many true patriots, armed with an immense enthusiasm for freedom, set out for the fronts of Normandy and the European theatre, the Pacific, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan, our own borders and coastlines and other places throughout the world to keep peace and to guard the inalienable rights of liberty for all people.
On this Veterans Day, we remember their sacrifices and ask Your blessings on them and their families that they so selflessly left behind during their service. May we always hold in our hearts love and compassion for these defenders of our freedom.
We pray also for the leaders of our nation. May they seek to find solutions to the unenviable task of creating a peaceful world, while inviting young men and women to serve their countries in a safe and a politically supportive arena. Instill in the hearts and minds of our young people the knowledge that love of country is honorable and admirable. May they be given the wisdom to value the sacrifices made by their forefathers and the strength to emulate their mission of universal peace.
On all of us gathered here today, we ask Your favor, grace, and a grateful heart, Lord. May we enjoy the peace that You intended in a world filled with understanding, hope, and promise.
We ask this through Your son, Jesus, Amen.
At Dimmitt Automotive, we have a history of honoring service. Engaging in the community, acknowledging those who go above and beyond the call of duty, and doing good for others are core values here. We look forward to continuing that tradition in the years to come.
And to all of the service members and their families, thank you.