Last night on the news there was a story about three thousand more troops headed to Iran. I don't disagree with the need to challenge the growing grip of ISIS on the world, but we all need to stay focused on our appreciation and support for our military.
But, the purpose of this post this morning isn't to get into politics. I want to express appreciation for the thousands of men and women who protect so much we take for granted...our freedoms.
During Viet Nam. I was in that first lottery and with a number of 297 in Lake County, Ohio, my number was never going to be called. I never served in the military. However, that doesn't change the respect I have for everyone who did and is serving in the military today.
A month ago I wrote about taking my Dad, now 92, on Honor Flight. It was an amazing experience, as we shared a unique level of respect for what "the greatest generation" did to preserve our way of life today. Honor flight has two outstanding tag lines that say it all...
If you can read this in English, thank a veteran."