To my sons and husband, your service to my country is appreciated beyond measure from a place deep within my heart. Your legacies live on today.
As I get older, it becomes more important to me to make sure that I say 'thank you' to the men and women who have served and are still serving. No matter the uniform, I shake the hand of those I encounter and thank them, on any given day that I have that privilege. More often than not, the other hand that shakes back is equally as thankful for the recognition.
Each year I do a query about Veterans Day, I learn something I either didn't know or that somehow resonates within me now. This quote is what seems to say what is on my heart:
We Must Never Forget That The Highest Appreciation
Is Not To Utter Words, But To Live By Them.
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy