2009 Veteran's Day post, my dad, brothers, and uncle who emigrated from Ireland served in the Navy, Army and Air Force. Luckily, none of them saw combat, even though they served during World War 2 and the Vietnam War, respectively. That doesn't make the jobs they had any less important. Even those in the battlefield know they need the behind the line support to keep things running. But I have to say, growing up I rarely heard any conversations that involved the time they served our country.
I will admit I don't keep up on topics of the day. I don't watch the news every day. When I do hear of a loss of one of our troops, my heart hurts for the family.
But keeping up with the news from Afghanistan is not what this post is about. This post is meant to honor each and every individual who took a step forward and said, "I want to defend this country." Because without them, my kids and grandkids might not be allowed the freedom to say what they think.
I am so proud to say I am an American. I am so honored to know that millions voluntarily step up to serve to protect us. I'm so privileged to say, openly and from deep in my heart,
GOD BLESS AMERICA - LAND THAT I LOVE