No, I don’t mean the vet you take your dogs to. Today is Military Veteran’s day -and it’s time to thank a vet. Today is the day we remember millions of people who did NOT die in wars. They aren’t buried with death dates of different battles, or different explosions. While those people always are in the minds of every single military Veteran at all times, those aren’t who we’re here to celeberate. Their day is “Memorial Day”.
Today is about celebrating the living. It’s about remembering those who saw the blood, the pain and the death, and survived to tell the tale. It’s about remembering those who suffer the nightmares of watching their friends die. It’s about remembering those who have suffered the pain of separation from family and friends. About those who gave up so many of their American given rights so you could have yours. People who stood up to fight for what they believed, and survived.
Many of these veterans saw combat, and were injured. They may be missing a limb, or have scars that you can’t see.
Many of these veterans have never seen combat, but fought on the home front, the first to charge out during emergencies here in America, like Katrina, or 911.
Many of these veterans have done both.
Many even worked humanitarian missions – delivering food and water to the needy, from Bosnia to Haiti.
Veteran’s Day – the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month.