“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller
My father was a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force during the Korean War. He and his friend Gil had decided to join together. They signed up one day, and the next day they went off to boot camp.
Dad was never in combat, but was trained to carry out any mission that threatened our country or our allies. While he was stationed in Germany, his friend Gil was unfortunately killed in a piloting accident in another location.
Today, as we celebrate Veterans’ Day, I’m reminded of the many people I know who served or are currently serving, and am grateful to them for their commitment and sacrifice to upholding and protecting our liberties and freedom.
And although I never knew Gil, I know my father never forgot his buddy. I thank him too. He paid the highest price.
I also want to thank those who participated in my Veteran and Active Service Personnel project.
There’s still time to enter to win one of the hand-made ski hats that were given to me in the name of Veterans.
Post a comment on my Blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know that you recognized a veteran or an active service person.
Tomorrow, I’ll randomly pick five names from those who participated.
I’ll send each of the winners a made-by-Marilyn-the-American ski hat.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy