Thank You Veterans!
"Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?" The last two verses of the national anthem celebrate the freedom and bravery of America and her citizens. Although there are many brave Americans none as brave as those who intentionally put their lives in harms way to secure the freedom of the rest of us.
Many of us may say we would lay our lives down for another, but the American soldier actually does. They put their lives on the line for Americans they know and for those they will never know. We live in relative peace doing our work, playing with our children, doing what we do, while the American soldier willingly defends us around the world.
The sacrifice of the soldier is not only his own sacrifice but also the sacrifice of their family. Many months of separation are experienced by military families around this nation. Today* Family Realty honors the Veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for your willing sacrifice. Thank you for committing your life to our freedom.
*(Veteran's Day is officially November 11th, but because it falls on a Saturday this year many government agencies are observing the holiday today by closing for the day.)