In 1985, President Ronald Reagan gave a Veteran’s Day speech. In that speech he quoted a sentence that made headlines. He said, “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The U.S. Marines don’t have that problem.”
I loved that man and the American example he stood for.
I was not in the Marine Corps, but it sure felt like it. I was in the Navy and the unit I was assigned to spent half of our time dressed in a Marine uniform with Navy insignia and drilled with the Corps. It was like I was in both.
As the country observed Veterans Day this past Saturday, November 11th, civil and global unrest was covering the news. Knowing that we have service members like the Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force out there keeping the US safe, it should humble us that we can live freely at home, spend time with our family and go to a public place of worship without persecution. Those are the freedoms many people seem to overlook and take for granted.
If you see a service member, thank them. Retired or active duty, it doesn’t matter. KT