Every Memorial Day weekend there are vets outside our local grocery store. They collect donations for the local VFW and hand out these little red poppies, a small reminder of what this day is really about. I look forward to being able to shake their hand and thank them for their service.
Thousands have paid the ultimate price in defense of our country. And today while many will enjoy a BBQ and time with family, there are thousands serving in harms way, and their families left behind to miss them and live life without them.
Thanks to each of you reading this, who have served your country. Today I will set aside a moment to think and reflect on the freedoms we enjoy, paid for with the blood of brave men and women.