Something we may not think about everyday but that we certainly are touched by everyday are the freedoms we have as Americans. I must pay tribute to the past, the present, and the future soldiers who have, are, and will fight to maintain them.
Coincidentally enough today is Veteran’s Day. A day that has been set apart for us to all spend just a bit of time thinking and thanking those people who have fought to make our country what it is today.
Throughout all of our lives we have known someone who has served and I must mention just a few of my connections. First and foremost my cousin, Michael. I will admit that I probably wouldn’t be much of a soldier but I would most definitely want Michael on my side. Ever since we were kids he always wanted to be the soldier and I always saw him as such. He was deployed over to the middle east many times and has thankfully returned to us safe and sound.
As I have gone through my family tree I have found many people have been enlisted at some point including my father, grandparents, uncles, and great-grands. Many friends and acquaintances have also been a part of the American military at one point as well.
To you, if you are reading this THANK YOU.