Today is Veterans Day. A day to honor ALL who have served in our nation’s military… ALL who have signed on the dotted line…. ALL who have raised their right hand and swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
Today I honor those individuals. The brave men and women who, since the birth of our nation, have served our country and who signed the blank check payable to the “United States of America”.
I am fortunate to know, to count as friends and to love several people who have served our country. I have relatives now currently serving and those from the past who have served in all branches of the military, during times of war and times of peace. My husband comes from a long line of military men, from the beginning of our country, serving in all branches of the military and serving in every war fought as well as times of peace. We are truly blessed.
My husband is one of those Veterans as well. Not a single day has gone by when I have not been proud of him or his service to our Nation. At 18, he signed on the dotted line and wrote that blank check to the United States of America. He served his country in the Air Force, for 30 years, following in the steps of his father who served 20 years in the United States Air Force. His brother served in the Marines. Both of his grandfathers served in the Army. He comes from a proud military family.
I am blessed to have been by his side as he served in the Air Force. And blessed to have met many, many military men and women who served proudly in our great Nations Air Force, some still serving. Every day, I was blessed to know these men and women, to know that I was safe and free because of them and their willingness, selfless willingness, to keep our country free. They ALL signed that blank check.
Today I say THANK YOU!! To every man and woman who has ever worn the uniform, THANK YOU! To every man and woman wearing the uniform today, THANK YOU! Because of you, we are free! Because of you, I get to go to sleep every night knowing that I will wake up in the morning in the greatest Nation on this earth.
Every Veteran deserves thanks, today and every day! Every Veteran deserves to be recognized for their selfless sacrifice for our country, for my family and for me. THANK YOU!
And to my Veteran—Thank you, for protecting our country and for protecting our family! I am as proud of you today as I was the day you enlisted! I love you!