Thank You

November 11 is Veterans Day here in the States, where we honor past and current Veterans of the Armed Forces. Many of my immediate family have served in the military: my Dad, Bonus Dad, an Aunt, and an Uncle in the Army, and two Grandfathers in the Navy. My ex husband and father of my children served in the Army, as did his Father and Grandfather. I even contemplated joining the Army myself, but my near-phobic fear of the shots kept me from ever doing it. I was later told my asthma would likely have prevented me from joining, anyway.

But I digress…

Today I want to thank all our Veterans for their courage, hard work, and sacrifice. I am so thankful for all you’ve done to maintain our country’s security and freedom, and will always be grateful to you.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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  1. Liz A. says:

    I know I never could have joined up. They did lots of recruiting from my high school band (as an oboe player, I would have risen through the ranks more quickly), but I knew I’d never be able to keep up with the physical requirements. My father joined the Air Force in hopes of avoiding Vietnam. And they sent him. . . to Vietnam. Ah well. He doesn’t talk much about his time there.

    • Kim says:

      My Dad didn’t talk much about his Vietnam days, either. Like your Dad, he had joined the Army in the hopes of avoiding being drafted and sent there.

      I did not know that they recruited from high school and college bands for their band! I scored very well on my ASVAB, so I generated interest because of that.