No matter what your stance, political beliefs, opinions of our government and/or its national and foreign policies or the military in general, we can hopefully all agree on this point: Thank God for our military personnel and our veterans.
You can have all the issues you like with how the government is running the military or with what foreign wars and conflicts we are involved in, but let's be honest, I don't want to do their job. And even if I did want to, I'm not sure I could (both mentally and physically). But there are good and fine upstanding men and women across our great land that are willing to answer the call of duty, and on this Veterans Day I hope that you can take just a minute of your time and think about the sacrifices our military members make for our freedom. And I'm not even talking about the risk of injury and death. Think about the Dad or Mom who leaves their families for months at a time. Think about the family who moves across the country every few years for a new assignment, and then think about their kids who have to make new friends and attend new schools. Sacrifices come in all shapes and sizes, and a lot of what we ask our military members and families to do we would not be willing to do ourselves.
So with that in mind...thank you. Thank you very much.
Chris Thomas is a full-time teacher, part-time freelance writing, father of three, and most importantly, a very, very tired man.
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