Happy Veteran’s Day!
It is always nice when I get to spend the day away from the busyness of work and share it with my family. I’m sure if I had to work today I’d be bugged and wishing I didn’t have to. It is nice to be able to set aside a day to reflect on many things we normally don’t think about on a daily basis. Our many freedoms! Freedom isn’t just a word! Freedom is something that has been granted to us by our Creator and protected countless times throughout many generations with blood, sweat, and tears…and not only by our brave Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines but also by their families.
While we are here taking a day off of work, or maybe even working (and angry that we can’t be off), let us remember that many have risked there lives and, at this very moment, many are still risking their lives for us to do so. Also let us remember that many families never saw their loved ones again after sending them off to war. And many families now long to be sharing a “day off” with their loved ones but can’t because their loved ones are currently in other countries selflessly serving their first, second, or third + tours of duty.
I am always amazed when I read stories of courage…and they are everywhere. I am sure you’ve read them to. Stories such as: A Marine is wounded in battle, even with missing limbs, only to beg to go back on the front lines to be shoulder to shoulder with his brothers. They are countless…the stories and the heroes. They are not just stories on a page. They are real life and we owe these true heroes a debt of gratitude. Don’t only thank a veteran today. Thank many! Go out of your way to find one or many and thank them! Find a Veteran’s Day service near you and go there. And thank God that He created people who would put their very lives on the line for us to grumble about having to work or grumble that we didn’t get enough sleep.
If you are a Veteran and reading this, thank you! From my family to you, we will never be able to repay you! But we will always be in your debt!
Please check out this tribute that my good friend Kevin Hawes of Ability Mortgage made for Veteran’s Day!