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To all those who are serving or have served in the military, a heartfelt thank you for tirelessly protecting our rights and freedoms and for helping those countries and their people around the world whose rights and freedoms are continually under assault.  Or, as Dan Crenshaw would say, ‘Never Forget.’

Grandpa in Korea - outside bunkerIn honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m posting a picture of my Dad who served in the Korean War (which was a war, not a conflict).  He was a radio repairman and his repair vehicle was housed in the side of a mountain to hide and protect it from enemy fire.  He stands, in the picture, outside of the hidden truck.

For those looking for a more tangible way to say thanks this Christmas season, please consider donating to Wreaths Across America  whose mission is to ‘Remember, Honor, and Teach.’  It’s a beautiful way to remember those who are no longer with us and who have served in our military.  In addition to laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery as well as numerous other cemeteries across the country, they do a caravan from their home base in Maine, making key stops along the route to Arlington.  If you’re on close to one of their many stops on their wreath escort route, check out the caravan for an inspiring event.

With that, I bid everyone happy trails and safe travels.  And to those who have or are serving, my thanks, words can’t express my gratitude.