We remember Veterans for their courage, their bravery, their selflessness. We recognize Veterans for their willingness to sacrifice themselves for the good of others. We celebrate Veterans for their unwavering commitment to something greater than themselves.
Isn't this what we all want to be remembered, recognized, and celebrated for? Don't we want to be that kind of person in our families, schools, and businesses? I think most of us would agree that yes, we do.
The thing we forget though, is that in order to get to that point, those Veterans had to go through the muck. They had to endure unimaginably tough times. They had to show up and run towards the opposition.
What we forget, is that if you want to be remembered for what a Veteran is remembered for, you gotta be willing to go to war and fight.
Thank you, Veterans, for being an example to all of us. Happy Veteran's Day.