Today I give thanks and respect to all who ever wore the uniforms of service to our country and gave, in President Lincoln’s words, “the last full measure of devotion”. I never served, but relatives on both sides of my family have served in every conflict since the Civil War (on both sides) through the Sandbox. I am eternally grateful for their service and know in my heart that if all had to do it over again, they would gladly do so.
I’ve been to Arlington Cemetery three times and the American Memorial near Omaha Beach in Normandy, France once. Always known what I’ll see and never failed to cry every single time.