Imagine you loved something so much that you would devote your life to protecting it. That every day you decide to go above and beyond the limits of the human body to preserve something important. For veterans, they don’t have to imagine it. It’s their life. Even years after their service is done, they carry in their bones the memories of those they served alongside and the challenges they faced. If you’ve ever known a veteran, then you’ve seen the dedication and discipline that marks them as some of the best of America.
Today, November 11th, is Veterans’ Day. One out of the endless days where these American warriors and heroes deserve our utmost respect. It’s a rare thing to find someone selfless enough to put their lives on the line for the greater good. It’s rarer still to find people willing to spend their whole lives doing it again and again. We each celebrate this holiday in our own way, but it’s all to recognize our brave veterans. American freedom is not a given. Someone has to fight for it. So, here’s to all that do fight the good fight and the families, spouses, and friends that support them. Thank you all for your service, and happy Veterans’ Day.