Happy Veteran’s Day to all who have served, their family’s sacrifices and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Being a Veteran myself I know the decision one makes. We all have our own reasons for deciding to serve our country. Some of us joined because we are patriots and had a heart bleeding for freedom. Others of us joined because others in our family before us served. Some of us needed employment, education and discipline instilled in us. Regardless of the reason we joined, we joined knowing we were signing over our own freedoms, signing over many years of our lives as a commitment to defend our country, and promising to give our own life over the man or woman standing next to us.
I am proud to say that my family’s military service runs deep and continues to serve. Both of my grandfathers served in WW II, one in the U.S. Navy as a medic, and one in the U.S. Army as a Captain. My father served in the early 80’s for four years in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft munitions technician. I served in the Army as a heavy equipment technician, my son-in-law is currently serving in the Navy as an ordnance specialist and my son is currently in the Army as an electronics repair technician.
While this day is the day of honoring the men and women whom have worn the uniform or fought in battle, please do not forget the families who have stood by their Veteran during and after their service. Who didn’t have their loved one there for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Please also remember the spouses and children who continue to support their Veterans through their battles after the battles have ended. Many of us Veterans suffer from ailments which can and cannot be seen but we could never make it through the days without the love and support from our family.