Unlock your hand from your side.
He didn’t spend a great part of his life in the military but he and his brother (still with us) put on the uniform and served as so many do. He was rightfully proud of his service, and kept his duffel full of those memories for over half a century. Some vets continue their tradition and serve their brothers in arms, and the families of those who fell before them (see image) without hesitation.
There is much worth remembering, and likewise probably much that is worth forgetting during in the service of our nation. Sometimes our veterans may not be able to choose which parts they carry the most. And for all of the challenges they faced there are rewards, but the costs can be greater yet.
Each day we have opportunities to interact with those who have fought for us in foreign and strange places. And for the risks they have taken, we sometimes drop the ball on letting them know how much they are appreciated.
On this Veterans Day, take 5 seconds to extend a heartfelt Thank You to those who protect our way of life in ways many of us might not be able to fathom. Let them know why they fight for us.
We offer our most sincere gratitude to those who put on a uniform and fight for the prospects of liberty in our stead.