We are a military family. Jack has been deployed several times. I served as his wife keeping things squared away at home. It was never easy. He is a veteran. I love when people thank us for our service.
Please say thank you to those in uniform and the families that stand with those in uniform. It is hard work to be sure. Thank the neighbors who served. Ask the questions that reflect you appreciate and care. Sacrifices have been made by those you are thanking. Be active in seeking out these people who sacrificed for you and your family.
Some in uniform make the ultimate sacrifice. Visit a cemetery and stand silently while taps is played.
I have watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. I always am grateful for the service given.