I come from a very large military family. It began with my grandfather who served in the South Pacific in World War II--he experienced the first racially integrated military. My mom, my dad, several uncles, an aunt, my sisters, my brother, my husband, myself, and several brothers-in-law, and a sister-in-law have served our country in the armed forces. I have lost too many friends along the way and I will never forget the ultimate sacrifice they made.
So to those who came before, alongside, and after me--THANK YOU! If you know a veteran, thank them for their service.
Happy Friday, everyone!