On this day, we as a nation take a designated day to recognize and appreciate those who proudly wore a uniform to serve and protect their country.
The term “their country” is a vague description of all that we call American. Even with all that is wrong with this nation and the human experience, thousands still proudly stand ready to defend it. Truth be told, most of those who no longer wear the uniform, would tell you they would do it again if needed.
Two songs, The Star Spangled Banner and Taps, still bring a tear to my eye because they remind me of the sacrifice of my fathers and some friends. They also fill me with a sense of pride.
Today, I salute my fellow veterans and say thank you to you and your families for your service and support.