To all our Veterans,
Today is a day of national recognition for your efforts on behalf of the nation, your brothers in arms, families and friends. I hope you feel the warmth of a grateful America. I imagine that for many of you, the pre-planned, yearly celebrations don’t really carry the message so many of us hope to convey. I can understand that.
Please know that under the pomp and often sappy messages and memes, there exists a shining chord of deep appreciation. Be easy on us…your fellow citizens. We can be clumsy, stumbling and inartful but my wish is that you will accept our sometimes out-of-rhythm efforts in the spirit they are intended.
It’s cliche and you’ve heard it before, but your service is sincerely valued by so many of us out here. Although we don’t always know how to express it, we certainly feel it.
You answered when called and we love you for it. Thank you.