November 11th – the other Thanksgiving
Remembrance Day (Veterans’ Day in the US) is upon us. Be sure to wear your poppy and show respect to and for those men and women who have done their part to ensure we are able to live the glorious lives we live.
My grandfather is 95 and is the last living member of his regiment. He has tons of medals which he displays proudly and he is happy to haul out his military gear to show anyone who shows interest.
And he should be proud. He served his country. As did my other grandfather and my grandmother. Bless them. November 11th is the day set aside to remember the lives given, the risks taken, the love and loyalty shown. November 11th is the day we honor them and show our respect. We should be honoring and showing our respect and thanks every day! Let’s all start doing this. Now. If you see a soldier be sure to thank him or her. Spring for a coffee, hold the door open, salute. These men and women make choices that I would never be brave enough to make and I am thankful and respectful 365 days of the year.
With a tear in my eye and a full and heavy heart I graciously THANK YOU.