It's Veterans Day and in honor of those who have served, are serving and those who gave their lives for our nations freedom, many folks are enjoying a day off from work.
If you know a veteran make time to speak with them personally today and thank them for their service. If you know a veteran who is no longer with us and is resting in a spot make time to go by, thank them and leave a small flag or flower at their grave. I will be going by my Geno's resting spot today.
My Geno served in the Navy in the late 1950's on the USS Allen M. Summer. He also traveled on a short stint on a submarine under the Arctic Circle.
I read a post this morning by Myrl Jeffcoat and she mentioned in America only an estimated 1% serve in our military. I found this an astounding low number but after a pause to consider this it made me feel even more grateful for those who serve, have served, our country to protect our freedoms.
Many of our veterans are struggling once they return home. We all need to make sure the promises we made and contracts we signed for benefits to our veterans are honored.
"Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they've suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us." Ronald Regan
"I regret that I have but one life to give for my country." Nathan Hale