All Balls

All Balls

I am not a military person. No one in my immediate family is military. My father served in the Army in WWII as a medic...and beyond that - no one has served in the military.

Working with my co-workers, police officers, I have come across many, many military personnel, both present and past. Not sure why, but alot of the officers I work with are Marines, active, retired and reserve. I guess for this reason, I am most impressed with the branch of the Marines.

This is one of my officers J.R.(retired) and his son J.D.(active)
(I was privileged to buy them both lunch today)
Wanted to wish them both a Happy Marine Birthday (Nov.10th)

As Veterans Day draws near, I just wanted to take a moment and to blog, to say "thanks". We live in an amazing country. While we have problems, we are FREE. More than most can say. We have this freedom because of our military branches. The men and women who have served and are presently serving.
Some have given the ultimate sacrifice.

If you meet a military person this weekend, be sure and say thanks! If you have the honor of buying them a meal, a cup of coffee, or a beer - do it. Some of the men and women that have served, have come back to this country less than when they left. Some are going thru physical and mental pain. Some have loved ones that have been left behind. Some will never be the same. Some will never come home. They all fought for you and me.

When you sit down and enjoy your a meal with your family, watch your TV, hug your children, go to your job - think about those who have made it all possible. I have a deep gratitude in my heart for all military personnel. I am grateful I live the greatest country of all. I have freedom and I am thankful.

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