So, today was a great day. The kids and I did our usual phone calls to our family members that have served in the armed forces. Some were drafted, some enlisted, some served in Vietnam and some gave back time in return for scholarships. We sing a little song we made up several years ago. It's simple and we sound terrible, but the kids count on it every year. This year, we didn't just do our family members. We called up several people from wards we've lived in and did the same thing. We went around the circle and each child expressed thanks in their own way after singing together. Then I thanked them personally and fought the tears as I expressed my gratitude for their years of service and sacrifice. Everyone really appreciated the calls and some admitted that they got "choked up". They just like being recognized. After all, it is Veteran's Day. Let's make sure we let them know we appreciate them. If it weren't for people like them, our country wouldn't be the wonderful country that it is today. To my family veterans, thank you.
3 months ago