This post was written yesterday, but I couldn't post it until today because I had trouble at home on my "u-less" computer.
I just want to take a moment to thank all the veterans of today and yesterday for their service to our Country that allows us the freedoms that we have today.
My dad was a WWII veteran, and he couldn't have been prouder of the time he served in the Navy. Because of this, we were raised in a very patriotic household and holidays such as this and Memorial Day, truly meant something. When the kids were little, and they had off on Veteran's Day, I would always take them to our local park. They had a Veteran's monument and I wanted them to understand that the day meant something - that it just wasn't another day off from school. Years later, we had my dad's name engraved in the Memorial Wall at the same park, where he will be remembered forever. The opening day ceremony was very special for my dad, and we were so happy that we were able to share it with him. He would always tell us how different things were "back then", how he actually lied when he enlisted (he wasn't yet 16) because he wanted to serve so bad. I doubt many men or women would do that today. It's a different time.
Putting all political views aside, we should be proud of our armed forces and respect them and honor them every day. God Bless our troops.