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Random Thoughts: Veteran’s Day

Wow are you lucky! You get two posts in one day! I just felt like writing actually. You know how sometimes you get an urge to do something and it just bothers you until you do it? Well, this is it. Typically, any of my posts that begin with Random Thoughts are going to be the product of one of these days.

So today is Veteran’s day. One of the few days a year that we dedicate to our past, present and future soldiers. These men and women risk their lives to ensure that we can live in this country believing and doing whatever we please. Yet, it is not until this day rolls around that I see post after post on facebook thanking our troops for everything. I am guilty too, so I am not placing blame here.

The more I think about it, the more I realize that Veteran’s day is like going to church only on Christmas and Easter. You know you should do it more, but you don’t. Life gets in the way. Everyone is busy with work, school, kids, whatever. I am not perfect. I don’t go to church every week. I work a lot. I’m tired on Sundays. Not that it is any excuse. I go more than a lot of people.

I don’t thank my friends and family who have served in the military everyday either.

But I think that is the beauty of Veteran’s day. It’s not like we don’t thank soldiers more often because we are ungrateful. Every single one of us is thankful for our freedom. The beauty of Veteran’s day (like going to church) is that it reminds us to stop and thank those in the military, regardless of what else we are doing that day.

I’d like to pose a challenge. While I know you will not post a “thanks” to veterans every day of the year on facebook, just be sure you keep them in your prayers, meditations, thoughts, or random reflections of life every day. After all, they are the ones who allow you to think freely ad believe in what you want.

With that, I am going to list the names the people I know who have fought in the military to thank them for being so unselfish. Please feel free to do the same in the comments section!

Thank you: Dawn Howell, Erik Baker, John Eshenbaugh, Christian Wolfe, Tom Medovitch, Shannon Ritter, Eric Hudak

If I have forgotten anyone, please don’t be mad! I have the pleasure of being able to edit this anytime I’d like :)


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