Friday, November 12, 2010
Yesterday, November 11th, 2010, was Veterans Day.
I wonder if everyone has sat down and thought about the sacrifices our military
has made in the past and today? I think for the most part, people appreciate
their sacrifices, otherwise I would not be here and able to speak.
I just wanted to tell you about this example. My husband, as many of you know is
a combat veteran, a Green Beret', and let me tell you, when he applied to become a
Green Beret', the training was so rough, only 3 men out of 100 made it through to win
their exclusive membership.
He is very proud of being a veteran. I am proud of him. He went through 3 tours in
Vietnam, and he volunteered for all 3. He was in 21 years.
Davids' father commanded a ship. He was in WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, and several
other conflicts that came up. He was in 27 years. I could go back several generations
and they all served their country.
Yesterday, I took him to lunch .... there were 4 young people at the table next to us.
When they left, ONE, came over to David and said: Sir, I want to thank you for your
service. ONE. David was wearing his miltary cap...that identified him as a Vietnam vet.
I saw a WWII veteran leaving as we were seated, and went after him to thank him for
his service. He told me " I volunteered you know, I was not drafted" and I said my
husband did also.
It meant so much to this elderly gentleman, that someone cared. It meant so much to
my husband because that young man, cared enough to come and tell him.
I guess my point is this: YOU do not have to wait til Veterans' Day, or Memorial Day,
or whatever, to tell someone THANK YOU for your MILITARY SERVICE. We are losing
our WWII vets at an alarming rate, so when you are in Walmart or the grocery store, or
a restaurant, and you see someone wearing their cap with whatever war they served in,