Today is Veterans Day, a day to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Did you know that there are over 19 million war veterans in the United States? (according to the Department of Veteran Affairs). Picture 380 football stadiums full of people and you've got the picture. That's a lot of veterans.
These veterans come from both World Wars, as well as the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf and our current war. These are the men and women we celebrate today. These are the people we need to honor and thank.
How can we do that? I can think of two ways. Fly an American flag today as it shows respect for our veterans and country, and personally thank a veteran (or two or three).
My grandfather served in the Korean Conflict and my father in the Vietnam War, both in the Air Force. My grandfather is deceased, but my father is very much alive. Thank you dad for your service to this country and for the personal sacrifices you made. I'm sure the relatives of those who were wounded and you flew out of harm's way to medical facilities would also thank you, if they could.
It is a blessing to have men and women who are willing to fight for the freedoms I, and other citizens, have here in America.
Blessing #10 in a month's worth of blessings.