It seems a bit odd to me this morning to say “Happy Veteran’s Day.” To be a veteran means that you have known great sacrifice. Instead I choose thank you. Thank you for choosing to serve so the rest of us can sleep peacefully at night.

Elmer Davis once said, “This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” This is so true. Our brave men and women in uniform display a great amount of courage. G.K. Chesterton described courage as “almost a contradiction in terms. It’s the great desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.”

A friend pointed out that only 2% of our American population are veterans. You certainly wouldn’t realize that was the statistic from my Facebook news feed. I’m so thankful for each of those pictures I glanced over this morning.

I’m pretty partial to these three.

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Thanks to all veterans past and present for your service and sacrifice.