When Thank You Is Not Enough

When Thank You Is Not Enough

On this Veteran’s Day 2013, I don’t think “thank you” is enough. I’ve never thought it was enough because words can never come close to explaining the thankfulness I feel in my heart to have always lived free as an American. War, sacrifice and the dedication of others gave me this opportunity.

I am a part of Generation X, the generation that society literally wanted to “x out” of existence; yet, I feel that I was raised differently. You see, my dad served in the Marines for 4 years. He’s not a veteran of war or was ever put on the front lines to defend our country, even though I know that he would have gladly done it, and he taught me that our military is to be respected and honored no matter what. And, that’s exactly what I have done for the past 36 years.

I don’t know each and every American who has served in our military, but when I see a man wearing a cap indicating what branch they served in or a woman wearing a pin on her blouse, I have a twinge in my heart…a twinge that reminds me of how thankful I am to be a free American.

Today is Veteran’s Day, officially anyway, but each and every day should be. We should care for our veterans like they are priceless, because they are. Without them, American would not be as it is today.

Posted by Ginger Hill on Nov 11, 2013

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