Today is Veteran’s Day and, because I like this post I wrote on Memorial Day, I’m re-running it. In fact, I think I’ll re-run it on every holiday where we honor our servicemen and women.
Today is the day that we honor the men and women who gave the absolute sacrifice for their country. Without these men and women, our country would be very different than it is today. We wouldn’t be free, the majority of us wouldn’t speak English and we wouldn’t be the amazing country we are today.
But, I wonder about those men and women who have survive. I wonder, do we do enough for them? Do we show our gratitude often enough? Do we give them our thanks?
So, here’s what I purpose for anyone reading this article – starting today – every time you see a vet, tell him or her, thanks.
It doesn’t matter where you are when you do so. If you see a soldier, Marine or sailor in uniform, shake their hand, look them in the eye and thank them for their service. If you see someone in a hat that says veteran on it, do the same thing. These men and women put their lives on the line for us. They serve their country with honor and for little pay and benefits. Their families live with the separation of war and service and they’re rarely thanked.
Remember this: If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a vet.
God Bless our vets and God Bless America.
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