I realize yesterday was Veteran's Day, so this post is a little over due but I just wanted to take this moment to wish every a Happy Veteran's Day and to thank all of the people who have served, and are continuing to serve, our country. Regardless of political belief or views on war, our troops deserve all of our support; they are risking their lives for us.
I feel lucky to say that I do not have anyone close to me who is currently serving in the military, but both of my Grandfathers fought in World War II and I grew up on WWII stories from my Grandpa Don. Grandpa passed away in September and I really missed him yesterday. He was the proudest American I think I've ever met and was very defined by his time spent in the military. He risked his life for our country and sacrificed a leg in the process. And I will be forever grateful that he shared all of his war stories with his children and with all of us grandchildren. Even when we didn't want to listen to another war story, he talked and emailed articles and referenced books, and now that I'm older and he's gone, I feel so very blessed to have his stories in my life.
I miss you Grandpa Don, and I love you.