, ,

Today is Veteran’s Day, so I won’t be doing my typical Mental Health Monday post; today I want to focus on our veterans. Last year I wrote a post on how to support our veterans, including a list of things that you can do to participate and show your thanks. Make sure to check it out.

This past weekend I spent on an Air Force Base as my brother officially received his pilot wings. I stood there and clapped for the 20-something men and women who have given up their lives to fly fights, bombers, and carriers to keep the rest of us safe. It was moving to see their excitement and commitment. I stood and watched our nation’s newest pilots take the next step in their service to our country.

I’m very aware that no matter what I do, what I say, or how I respond, it could never ever equal the service and sacrifice that our veterans have made. But that doesn’t mean we don’t try to give our thanks to them in the ways that we can.

THANK YOU to all the men and woman who serve our country, as well as the men and women who support those who serve our country. Regardless, it’s certainly a burden to bear, but one that is well worth it.