To my husband on Veteran's Day.
I wish I could put into words just how proud I am of you but I know that even if I tried, you'd have trouble hearing it without trying to make a joke or shrugging those compliments away. You'd say that it wasn't just you, it was everyone; you'd say that there were others who sacrificed more than you did – who gave all. They are the ones we should honor, you'd say. You were just glad to be a small part.
So I'm thinking about all of the small parts... the millions of men and women who have served their small part for the greater good. You are part of a minority that serves to ensure that the majority have the freedoms they've grown accustomed to. You understand better than others that our freedoms are not rights. Our freedoms are gifts that have been bought by the sacrifices, seen and unseen, of the many who have served before.
I know I didn't always feel this way. I know that in the past, Veteran's Day was just another weekend to enjoy a good sale at the store and a three day weekend to party with barely a thought about why that day was even important. Well, I was wrong.
Happy Veteran's Day honey. You will always be my hero.
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