Veterans Day – A Special Time For Many of Us

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’

A veteran is a man/woman who fell in love with his country, for better, or worse – for richer, for poorer – in sickness and in heath.

A veteran is a man/woman who is willing to lay down his life for the Statue of Liberty so that her poor, her huddled masses, her homeless, her tempest tossed may breathe free and may enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

A veteran is as a man/woman who does what he must – in spite of personal consequences – in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – for that is the basis of all human morality.

A veteran is a man/woman who gets a lump in his throat when he sees our beloved flag and he’ll fight to protect our beautiful bunting from those who would dare to dishonor it.

A veteran is a man/woman who pays his taxes, willingly; serves his country, honorably; and cherishes his freedom, passionately.

A veteran is a man/woman well-deserving of our appreciation, our love, and our prayers 365 days a year.

To all of the Veterans and those military service members currently serving, thanks for your service.