All of us owe a great debt of gratitude to those men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States, from Revolutionary War days through the present day. Without their commitment and sacrifice this country would be radically different. They train and (if necessary) fight to keep our country safer and our way of life and our freedoms alive, despite the efforts of our enemies, both foreign and domestic, to bring us down.
Beloved Father was a volunteer, joining the Army shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although he rarely spoke about his time in the Army, he was proud to have done his duty. Those in The Greatest Generation helped to save the world, and then handed it off to their friends, children, and total strangers to keep it going.
If you know someone who has served or is serving in the military, please thank them for all they have done.
I will start by saying, "Thanks, Dad."
Remember to fly your flag as well.