Today’s post is more of a short appreciation post for our veterans. Today is Veterans day. I thought I would take a quick moment to describe what Veterans Day means to me. Growing up, my mom always told me to shake a veteran’s hand and tell them that I am thankful for their service. That is something I carry with me to this day. When I see an older person wearing a hat that says veteran, I make sure to thank them.

As veterans, these men and women make the ultimate sacrifice for everyone in the United States. We owe our freedoms of expression, assembly, petition, really, everything we have! These are men and women who willingly chose to go out and fight for those exact values we, at times, take for granted. In many other countries, the citizens do not have the freedom of expression American’s do.

Sometimes the littlest gestures mean the world to a veteran, such as a smile or a handshake with a “thank you”. Sending care packages to the deployed, speaks volumes to the men and women who serve. It shows them they are fighting for people who care. We, who are born in the United States, are given these rights just because we are born here, and without the sacrifice that these veterans give, we would not have any of the