Veteran’s Day is a day to respect and honor the memory of the men and women who served and those who gave their lives for our freedom.
This is a photo of me raising the flag with my grandfather.
Raising the flag together was a morning ritual until I became old enough to do it myself, then he would stand beside me saluting as I hoisted the Stars and Stripes.
It’s because of men like my grandfather that pride and honor for this great land flows through my veins, and a tremendous amount of respect and appreciation for our Vets lives within my heart.
Veteran’s Day is a day to show respect and honor the memory of the men and women who served, and those who gave their lives for our freedom. We live in the greatest country in the world, and the men and women who serve in our armed forces make sure it stays that way. We wouldn’t be the United States of America without them.
Take the time today, and every day, to thank a Vet for their service. Buy their coffee or their meal. Shake their hand. Show them the deference and respect they have earned for sacrificing all that they have so that you can have the life that you do.
God Bless America!
37 years later. I think my grandfather would be proud.