Today is Veterans Day, a day where we reflect upon our rights and freedoms, most of which are continually defended by our armed forces. America’s veterans conquered fascism, communism, Nazism, and are currently battling terrorism on a daily basis.
The benefits are so-so, the pay sucks, and sometimes they need to deflect the hatred of their fellow citizens. It is a thankless job, but one they do proudly simply for love of country. If you see a veteran today, take a moment and thank them for their service.
I want to give a special shout-out to Kari’s son Haydn, who is now a proud Marine! Semper Fi!
Of course, while the accolades are nice, nothing beats the awesome swag service members can receive today. A comprehensive list can be found here.