Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day - Thank You Vets

I spent 8 years in the Army Reserves and wanted to make a career of it after college in the early nineties. Unfortunately, this was a time of reducing the size of the military and a knee surgery prevented me from doing what I wanted to do.

I always had a tremendous sense of honor and duty to my country and believed that service was just something you ought to do.

Every time I see a soldier leaving or returning from overseas to his or her children and spouse, I know that they are paying a price for freedom beyond that of the danger of combat. The sacrifice is one that is paid by family members left behind as well.

To all active military, families, and veterans I say, thank you. I sleep better at night knowing you are there. And thank your kids for my kids who sleep safe at night while yours await the return of a parent. God bless you all.

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