Veterans Day means a lot more to me than just a day off of work. I have been a military wife for 6 years. It can be hard. When Patrick is away, I am a single mom to two little boys with no family close by. I don’t know when I will hear from him or where he is. But at the same time, I wouldn’t change it for the world. I am so proud of what he does and how much he loves this country.
As a military wife, I have seen too much of what our veterans and their families go through. Christmases and birthdays missed, memories of deployments that can not be erased, and teammates that have become their best friends lost forever. And although they will mourn it in their own quiet way, they still go out and fight for the country they love.
So next time you think about kneeling for the anthem, complaining about how you need a “safe space” or “trigger warning”, or burning the flag, remember all of those that are away from their families, fighting for YOU.
We will teach our sons to say the pledge, stand for the anthem, and always have respect for this great country we are so blessed to live in.
God Bless America and God Bless our Troops!
Happy Veterans Day!