As I was sitting in a waiting room while Tricia was at clinic today, an older man (maybe my grandfather's age) was sitting nearby. He was wearing what looked like an Army hat with a bunch of pins.
After a few minutes (he was sleeping when I walked in), I asked him if he was a veteran. He said he was, and I told him, "Thank you for your service to our country."
He looked a little taken aback for a second, then smiled and said, "Thank you."
He then told me that it was about 20 years after he got out of the service before somebody actually said something like that to him.
That's a horrible thing.
If you are a veteran, or your are/have been military family at one point in time, my family would like to say thank you for all that you have done to keep our country safe and give us the freedoms that we are enjoying today.
God bless you.