Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Happy Veteran's Day - my thoughts on this day
It's seems weird to say Happy Veteran's day when I treat it so soberly. It is NOT a holiday I feel should be taken lightly, nor viewed as just another day for banks and post offices close. It's not just another day to put out that flag that the scouts get assigned to do in your neighborhood.
It means a lot to me. More than I could ever compose into something worth reading. But know this - I LOVE me a soldier. Any soldier. Anyone who who ever served, is serving now and will choose to serve in the future. I love every last one of them and appreciate their service and sacrifices. Oftentimes, their sacrifices are overlooked or perhaps not emphasized as much as I feel they should.
JennyMac - is a brilliant writer. Go HERE to read a beautiful tribute. I don't lightly suggest it, I am really pleading for you to go read her post. It will bring a tear to your eye and a warm feeling in your heart and set a nice tone for this day of remembrance.
And then, today, or any day for that matter, when you see a man or woman in uniform, give em a hug, a wink, a thank you, a salute, whatever you feel is appropriate to acknowledge them and their efforts.
Uncle Ernie - a special thanks to you.
BFC Russ - a special thanks to you.
The entire Larry Litster clan - a special thanks to you
Luke Bess - you are in the Catmull family prayers. May God bless you and keep you safe.