Military members are seldom allowed the privilege of letting other things get in the way. They have a mission to pursue and complete, with an overall purpose of protecting the citizens of the country for which they serve. There's a commitment to die, if necessary, to accomplish that goal.
There have been many times in my life where one member of the family or another was on military duty during a special holiday or festivity. One year I ate Thanksgiving Dinner at Shakey's Pizza with other soldiers thousands of miles away from home.
I would feel ashamed to let the day pass without commenting about my respect for everyone who pledged to protect their country. Sometimes all it takes is a visit to a museum or
memorial to understand the hardship and challenge for survival.
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If you ever travel through Hawthorne, Nevada, plan to spend some time looking at the equipment and munitions at the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum. It's free to look and you may encounter a veteran who used the equipment at some time.
Who hasn't had a family member serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard? Take a few minutes to say "Thank You!" because it hasn't been said enough.
To all veterans, thank you for daring to serve and being a good example of patriotism and bravery.
Are you doing anything special in recognition? For readers and bloggers in other countries, how do you honor past and present veterans?