I come from a family with a long history of military service dating back to the American Revolution. In more recent history veterans include both my parents, my two sons, my stepson (who’s still on active duty) and me.
My service was mostly at a hospital and it shaped me in many ways. I feel guilty accepting recognition because I got far more out of it than I gave and my sacrifice was nothing compared to so many others.
Whether you’re enjoying a holiday or working today, please take a few moments to remember the sacrifice of the military to allow all of us to have the freedom we enjoy today.