I know I’m supposed to blog about something concerning writing or my latest release, but today isn’t for me. No today is for the Veterans, the men and women who have sworn to protect and defend this country and by extension me and you.
The day after the public memorial for the Victims of the Fort Hood shooting, can any of us not look at a soldier, sailor, marine, or airman and not think of the loss of their brothers and sisters in arms. Yet feel pride that they still get up and put on the uniform ready to give their lives to protect us?
Can we not think of the military wives and husbands who keep the home fires burning while their soldier is deployed to faraway places. Those heroic men and women who kiss their spouse good bye and pray daily for their safe return.
And we should remember than unlike soldiers of the past – there is no draft now. All those wearing the uniform now, the veterans of the future volunteered to take on that burden. The veterans who were served in the past, deserve our respect and that we never forget what they’ve done for us.
So, today as you go about your life here in the U.S. remember that somewhere probably sitting next to you at the traffic light or waiting in a doctor’s office or at the office is a veteran who took the time to fight for the rights we all take for granted. If you happen to know a veteran – tell them thanks. I think they deserve it.