Friday, May 28, 2010
I will always be forever grateful to those who serve our country- past, present, and future. I am the dweeb who stands in the classroom with my students proud to say the Pledge of Allegiance every single day. ;) I am thankful to the soldiers and their families for their service. I will never pretend to know the sacrifice that was made. My own father-in-law was in the army for 25 years (or maybe more, I am not really sure). It makes me proud to know him. My step-dad was in the Navy and a few of my friends and family are currently serving our country. I think it's a shame that some people take it so lightly. Yes, it is a day for celebration, but it is also a day for remembrance. It is a day to be thankful... so, to all of you who have served or are serving our country- THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart. To the families, especially the spouses, thank you for giving up your spouse for months at a time. You are amazing to me. I cannot imagine the difficulty that comes with marrying into the military. Thank you for your sacrifices and your devotion to our country. YOU make me proud to be an American.