It's only fitting that today I give thanks for the freedoms I enjoy at the expense of another's life. There are not enough words to express how deeply thankful I am to all military past and present. These people voluntarily (mostly) offer up their lives so that I may have the freedom of typing this very sentence. I have a brother in law in the Marines, a cousin in the Navy, several several friends in the Air Force (I do live right next to an Air Force Base), and a brother in law and my brother in the Army. My grandpa was a fighter pilot in WWII. I have other countless extended family that is also currently serving or have served. I am happy that there is a day just to honor these men and women, but honestly I honor them any chance I get. If that means paying their parking meter, buying them lunch, just telling them thank you, I will do it.
I am joining my friend Paula in posting about Thanksgiving every day in November.