I have often found that when it comes to our soldiers there is always a mixed “bag of goods” and that history has not always been kind to our soldiers. I am grateful beyond measure for days like today that honor our soldiers. I, personally, have made a pact with myself that I will give my thanks, gratitude and kindness to all the soldiers that pass my way. This is not easy but I take the time and make the effort. Today I witness a young girl in a supped up truck. In front of her in the Costco gas line was a not new, not fancy older car with a little old man, in his 80s or so, pumping gas. I caught when she spotted his hat. She immediately rolled down her window and said loudly so he could hear her, “Thank you so much for your service!” The man smiled and nodded and they went about their days. Thing is I have seen this make such a difference to our soldiers.
So today on my simple blog, I would like to say thank you to all the past and present veterans of all our nations wars, skirmishes and operations. Without you we would not have every had a country. You fought for us to have freedoms. Without you, we would have been divided by beliefs but you helped keep our nation together. You fought for others’ freedoms, even when our nation didn’t want you too, you did so because your commander and chief told you it was a job to be done. You have lost your brothers at arms and you did so, all of the wars, all of the skirmishes, all the battles fought, so that we may maintain the freedom this nation has – to keep us safe. Thank you, beyond words, thank you.
I’ve said before, I have a special place in my heart for a soldier. If you see a veteran, I encourage you, not just today but everyday that you say thank you to them.