Thank a vet
Monday, May 26, 2014
Another Memorial Day.
I used to call Dad and tease him that today meant I should remember to call him; my favorite veteran. Today I'll simply remember him.
My family was full of military service people. Most of my uncles, one of my aunts served in WWII. My moms sister and her husband met in Hawaii on the Navy base, my uncle served on the USS Missouri. She was in naval intelligence and outranked him!
My dad's brother in Korea. My cousin, Viet Nam.
In high school some of my friend lined up at the recruiters office, some bolted for Canada. Viet Nam drew a lot of lines in the sand.
My friends kids, our kids' friends, have been in places half way around the world. Some haven't come back. Some are changed
Today I say something I never thought to say when I was younger.
"Thank you for your service."
May you find someone to honor today too!