Thank a Veteran Today

Last year I wrote a post about remembering my friends on Veteran’s Day.  Today is no different.

Earlier this year my father-in-law visited us from the east coast.  With him he brought The Bronze Star that he was awarded during the Korean War.  A graduate of Texas A&M he went into the Army as a radio man where he could apply his love for electronics.  He has some of funniest stories about his platoon and he also has some very chilling ones.  I think of him today also.

Yesterday I read a blog suggesting that Veteran’s Day be canceled in favor of a National Service Day.  Whatever.  I don’t agree at all.   A National Service Day is an interesting idea, but not at the expense of Veteran’s Day.

Everyone’s life has been touched by the military in some fashion.  It is not all about fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, WWII or your opinion of such.  Think of the Coast Guard, National Guard, intelligence agencies, and Merchant Marines.  It is about the totality of what we do as a country to protect our freedoms.

Veteran’s Day is a day of thanks to those who have served and a day of remembrance for those who have lost their lives in the process.

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About Mike

Mike has been an executive in the biotechnology industry for the past 20 years. Mike is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, earning Bachelors degrees in Business Economics and Geography. Mike also earned his MBA in Finance from California State University, Fresno. Mike is married to the mother of his 3 children and currently lives outside of Boulder, CO. In his spare time Mike enjoys hiking, fishing, skiing, reading and coaching basketball.
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