Youve read it in The Carroll News each week at the end of The Veterans Corner column by Andrew Bowman: If you love your freedom, thank a veteran. On Thursday, Nov. 11, we celebrate Veterans Day, a day dedicated to paying homage to those who put on the uniform of our countrys armed forces on behalf of you and me. Many of them went into combat to protect those freedoms. Of those, there were some who didnt come back. Freedom isnt free, and all veterans paid some price for it. Others paid all they had. What began as Armistice Day in 1919 as a way to honor those brave Americans who went into battle in World War I was eventually expanded to include all veterans in 1954. If you know a veteran, thank him or her for serving. If you are a veteran, consider this one of the many thanks you should receive on this day dedicated to your selfless service.