Today’s the day we remember and honor our veterans. These men and women have given their lives to protect and preserve not only our lives, and our freedom, but the lives and freedoms of countless others around the world.
I am the daughter of a Viet Nam veteran; and a proud one at that. lately, I’ve heard frequent complaints about “veterans getting this and that, and what do we get, and so forth and so on.” May I tell you, please, that one of those veterans you complain about stopped to help our family on the road side once when our car broke down. My dad had just recently returned from Viet Nam, and we were on our way to his next assignment. The man that stopped to help us had recently retired, and he was a Viet Nam Veteran as well. He gave up an entire afternoon -I think he had planned to go fishing that day-to see us safely to our destination, and help my dad get the car back to the dealership and exchange it.
May I tell you,please, that I’ve seen veterans drop what they were doing to help someone bring a load of groceries into the neighboring apartment. I’ve seen them drop what they were doing to give someone a ride somewhere. I’ve seen them stop to render aid to someone who was hurt. I’ve seen veterans put in volunteer time like you wouldn’t believe, when there’s a catastrophic event. My dad was the same way. He went out of his way to help anyone in need of a hand. He was the first one out when there was a catastrophic event, and the last one to leave, too. Even long after their retirement, veterans-and their families are still giving all they’ve got to their communities. I don’t know about you, but I am so very grateful for and to them for all they’ve given and continue to give. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all our service men and women, and to their families! God bless you this Veterans’ Day, and every day! A proud and thankful Army Brat
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 10, 2018, 12:53 p.m.