I'm a Active Duty member of the USAF but I will never see combat with my job. I thank every Marine and Army guy I meet, they are the majority who put it all on the line and for that I am grateful! Happy Veterans day to all that have served! Spending my day off tomorrow kicked back on the Guadalupe river drifting for catfish!
Mr. Foster, thank you for your service. I think of my father often and when memories of the time we spent together in the field hunting or on a bank fishing, those are some of my favorite memories. Although I believe he is no longer of this earth I will go to Greenwood Cemetery and pay my respects. For a cemetery, Greenwood is particularly majestic on Memorial Day and Veterans Day with small American Flags placed on the graves of those who have served.
There was a young man from my high school; Bobby Roberts, who enlisted and was killed in a parachuting training exercise not long after joining. I remember upon hearing the news of his death thinking how we had just recently walked across the stage for graduation with the hopes and dreams that all young people have for their lives and his was now over, it is beyond my understanding why so many of the least selfish Americans don't get to enjoy the many blessings we all have when they are the ones that made those blessings possible.
I hope others will share if they themselves served so that we can thank them or to honor someone who is currently serving or has served.