I Give Thanks for Our Military
I live in a military town and every day I am reminded how important our military are to our country. I see the families affected by separation, by worry and stress and children that miss their parents at important school and social events.
Our military servicemen are on call day and night. It isn't a given that they will get holidays off or get to spend time with their families. I know that first hand because my Navy son doesn't get to come home for many holidays. We will not see him this Thanksgiving as he is an 13 hour drive away and it is too expensive for him and his wife to fly in for such a short time.
Not only do our military get put in harm's way and dangerous situations, they make personal scarifices that are not always considered or thought about. I am thankful for our military and in particular my military son doing his duty. By the way, I this photo he is playing the trombone at this military event in Cleveland, Ohio.