Acknowledging A Vet Today Means More Than We Realize
Every November 11 is Veteran's Day, the day that we show our appreciation for those that have served in the military.
Every year I make it a point to go out of my way to thank any Vet that I know. I call any of the vets in my phone and make sure I post something on Facebook about it as well.
Today, it was a really nice day out so baby girl and I went for a walk and saw a neighbor out in his garage working so we stopped just to say 'Thank you' in person. He was happy, honored and thanked us but was also a bit embarrassed because he said he didn't do it for the thank you or the recognition.
We then went on through the neighborhood to the neighbor that I knew was a Vietnam vet, injured in the war, and knocked on his door.
I proceeded to thank him and he thanked me but said to get going on my walk because that little girl wanted to go. I told him that I was trying to teach her to appreciate her freedom as an American and the great people that were willing to or did sacrifice for it to be possible. He smiled and thanked me and closed the door.
I know that these Vets had a better night and I sure know that I felt better taking a few minutes out of my day to thank them personally.