It is that time of year of again, where we see the stars and stripes hanging proudly, banks and post offices are closed and kids get a day off from school in the middle of the week. It is Veteran’s Day and one of my most heartfelt “government holidays”. I always get teary-eyed when I see our fellow Americans in uniform and realize what they have truly done for me and my country. Wow.
The 11th day of November has become somewhat bigger than what I remember of it when I was younger. Here lately we’ve had school assemblies, church services and various other tributes that happen in honor of our veterans, much more so than I remember as a child. Or maybe I just notice it more now. Now the sacrifices and the freedoms I enjoy daily have become my life, my liberty and the pursuit of my own happiness. Other Americans, and their service and dedication to our country, have enabled me to have this blog, cast my right to vote last week and go to church where I wanted to go to church this past Sunday where I wanted to go. It is with a grateful heart and true American spirit that I honor those who protect my children, my home and my dreams with their lives.
Thank you God for allowing the United States to be part of your great story and for placing me, at such a time as this, to be a citizen of this great nation.