Today, two young girls and their father brought flowers to a 90-year old man and said, “Thank you for your service.” The girls, 7 and 9 years old, didn’t completely understand why they delivered flowers, but they do know their gesture made the man cry.
When my sister told me the story about her boyfriend and his daughters delivering flowers to an elderly friend, I was truly touched. The gentleman, who served bravely in World War II, had been a war hero and served his country proudly. Because of the selfless service of this veteran and so many others, we can tell our children that we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Let us all remember to say thank you and acknowledge the service of so many people who have fought for and are still fighting for America’s freedom in corners of the world most of us struggle to find on a map. Thank you as well to the many military families whose loved ones are far away from home. Your willingness to battle childcare details, homework assignments and assorted other home front logistics make your service just as valuable.