It gave me warm and fuzzies to know that we were appreciated and it wasn't even Veteran's Day. Really, it's the small things that count.
Nov 11, 2010
Happy Veteran's Day
Today is Veteran's Day. So, naturally everyone is thanking those that have served, are serving or will serve. Being a veteran myself and being surrounded by military friends on a daily basis I greatly appreciate the thanks. After all, being in the military is never an easy job. It takes a selfless person to sign your life away on the the dotted line. We may not always be happy with our decision nor agree with all that is entailed in our daily lives on the job, be we do (or did) it nonetheless, with heads held high. It's a difficult thing to be far removed from family, miss out on birthdays and holidays, numerous weddings and sadly, funerals as well. Though I'm thankful to have never been in combat nor lost a fellow brother or sister in war, my heart goes out to the countless lives that have been given in sacrifice of others freedom. I can only imagine what it is like to hold a dear friend as they take their last breath. I can barely conjure the images that race through Jeff's nightmares as he tosses and turns at night, remembering all that he lived through and that others did not.