Veteran's Day is approaching. We were a military family managing deployments through Jack's long career. Although deployments were difficult and separations hard, we managed to make our way. Often we had reunions in airports in full view of strangers. There were always tears, kisses and camera flashes. One of the things I so loved is when people, both young and old, nodded our way or spoke a simple thank you to our family as we made our way home.
There were rough times to be sure. When Jack was in a combat zone far, far away, phone calls came to me in the middle of the night. He would speak quietly and I would cry. We lived apart for two years after September 11th. He was safe, but an airplane was required to see one another. Sacrifices were many, but it was the right thing to do. We served our country as a family and celebrated each time the deployment ended, only to face another.
This video offers a suggestion on thanking those who serve. Consider the content of this short video and act on graciousness when you approach a person in uniform. They serve for you.