"Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty. A complete history of Veterans Day, and why it is observed on November 11, can be found on the Veterans Day History Web page."
More on Veterans Day here. So, to every Veteran out there THANK YOU!!!!! You guys have given so much for our country and ask for nothing in return. Each one of you are true HEROS in my book.
To my favorite veteran out there:
Hubby you are my rock. You have made so many sacrafices for our country, and for that, I thank you. I can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of you.
When I first married a solider, I didn't know what I was getting myself into, really! Yes, I knew we would move around from time to time, my husband would go to the "field" occasionally and so on. What I didn't know was the pride that would come along with being a military spouse. I see my husband put on that uniform and my heart swells as I burst with pride. I can't listen to "God Bless America", "American Soldier", "God Bless the USA", the National Anthem or any other "American" song without a tear in my eye and a little ache in my heart.
I would like to list all the veterans I know by name, but the list would be WAY too long, so just know, I am thanking YOU! You guys are the best! Happy Veterans Day!!
***The first picture is of 2 soldiers from 1-12 CAV in Iraq back during their 2006-2007 rotation.