As I was getting ready to say thank you to those who have served our country in times of war and in times of peace, I realized that I have always been surrounded by veterans. Because I don't know much about my moms side of the family- I really don't know who there has served, but I do know several on my dad's side.
Both my Grandfather and my Grandmother severed in the Navy, as well as my Dad and my Uncle Ken. I did at one point want to be in the Navy as well. There were questions over if I could serve because of my heart issues. I ended up not going into the Navy.
However, the line of service didn't end there. My brother is currently serving in the Air Force. He has been to both war zones several times during his service and has been in several close calls, but I'm thankful to say that he is currently home safe and sound.
Thank you to those I know and those I have never met- for being willing to put your life on the line to defend our freedoms and those around the world that have no one else to stand up for them.