Monday, November 11, 2013
An Armistice Day birthday
She married a second veteran almost 21 years ago, a man who set aside his college education for a couple of years to serve in the China-Burma-India conflict of WWII. She's as proud of this country and the military as if she'd picked up a gun herself. She did serve, after all. No military spouse is left out of what it means to serve one's country. Their sacrifice of time, communication (so different in those days than now!), and physical presence. They know what it means, and they do it.
So today, I celebrate her. Her life, her kindness, her faithful heart.
And I honor all those, like her, who are the at-home veterans of the military, who also serve.
Yes, if I might take some liberty (civilian that I am), I salute you all.