My family has a story. I’ll bet yours does too.
My daughter, Emma, and her husband, have been deployed in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East with the U.S. Army. Today they call West Point home.
I’ll bet your family has some stories like this too. I hope you share them this weekend. They are important ways to share your family’s values.
I got a pass. I got a university deferment. then I got a high draft number. No crazy Asian war for me.
So, when they bring up the flag at the parade today, I’ll be the first to jump up (or try to be) to salute, not the flag that goes by, but the sacrifices and love gifts of all who have worn the uniform of a U.S. Armed Service, who stepped forward and chose “Duty, Honor, Country” instead of “What’s in it for me?”
Isaac Newton is famously credited with saying “If I have seen further than most, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of Giants.”
Today, I echo his sentiment with gratitude for the service and sacrifice of the veterans. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice.
You are all giants in my book.