Thank a Vet every day, but make it a point today. Our son served in the military and we have many family members who either have served or are currently serving so I am acutely aware of their and their family’s sacrifices. We can’t take these brave warriors for granted and should be ever so grateful to them.
A number of years ago we visited my husband’s sister and her family. Her husband flew jets in the Navy and took us on the aircraft carrier. There was so much activity, everyone scurrying around doing their necessary jobs to keep all in tow and running smoothly. The sun was going down and suddenly everything stopped and there was total silence. The crew all faced in one direction and I had no idea what was happening until I looked in the same direction. It was sunset and they were lowering the flag for the day. I joined with the others and put my hand over my heart being truly conscious for the first time in my life how precious our lives are because of these brave men and women. I was honored and deeply moved to be a part of a ceremony that so many of us take for granted. I have never taken what we have as Americans for granted since then or forgotten those who make it possible, so thank you all.