To all veterans
Thank you! Thank you for serving your country. Thank you for doing a job that in peace time is often ignored and during war time is often controversial. Thank you for dealing with the hardship that the job puts on you and your family. Thank you for caring enough to offer up the ultimate sacrifice.
To veterans’ families:
Thank you for what you do; supporting your veteran. Thank you for dealing with the stress of having a loved one away from home, sometimes for years. Thank you for the sleepless nights you go through during rough times. Thank you for being single parents, while your serviceperson is away. Thank you for being there when your loved one comes home and for the way you pick up the pieces, if they do not.
To everybody else:
Call a veteran today and thank her or him. If you know the family of a veteran, thank them. Far too often, as we watch the politicos debate the value of one war or another, we forget that there is a man or woman sitting in a foreign country, away from his or her family, doing a sometimes thankless job.
Today, thank a veteran.