Thursday, November 11, 2004

Celebrating Veteran's Day

I just wanted to let all members of the armed forces past and present know how much I and my family truly appreciates them. They are the reason we are safe in our country. They are the reason we have the freedoms that we enjoy. They are the reason we are the most successful representative democracy in the history of civilization. May God bless all servicemen, veterans, and their families. Their sacrifice is appreciated.

I wanted a discussion on how we can show appreciation to our veterans and our servicemen. Please feel free to leave comments on ways we can support those who have fought and are fighting for our country and stories of things that you or someone you know has done to show their gratitude.

Let me share one that I just heard this morning on the radio on the way to work.

A listener called in about her son who has been fighting in Afghanistan. He had just been back on leave for 2 weeks for the birth of his baby. While here, he had taken their car in for a brake job. Another customer in the repair shop insisted on paying for the brake job for him to express thanks for all that he was doing in Afghanistan to protect our country.

So please leave other stories that you might have about showing appreciation for our troops and veterans.