I remember the day when my son said he was considering going into the military. I thought my son, who until then only focus was being a musical, and hopping cars. I thought, who are you, where is my kick-back child. Of course, he was in his early twenties at the time, struggling like everyone young person these days. He went in and I admire him even more for making the decision so many would not. I remember him calling me, while in boot camp as he realizes what a person in the military has to be ready to do, die and see death. That is a hard for many of us when we say good-bye to love ones or any person, that we have known who die from illness or old age. There is a lot more that is required of a person in the military, when you sign up you are honoring everyone by saying I am ready to serve my county.
Everyone one knows someone who served in the military through the years. The stories of what is required to be in the military, only few will take on that challenge. It makes us admire them even more. There is an honor that they carry with them, regardless of how long they served. Whether it was Army, Navy, Marines, or any area of the military, there is pride.
It’s Veterans Day. Thank you for your service.