As I woke up this morning I thought of war and the loss of life. It made me cry… even as I write this. But sacrifice is not only measured in loss of life. Tomorrow, we honor those who came home. Their sacrifice is tangible, but immeasurable, and must not be forgotten.
- A deep-sea diver in WW2 (my father)
- A Chaplain Colonel in the Air Force (my father in-law)
- A front line musician/minister to our troops (my brother in-law)
- A Lt. Colonel in the Air Force (another brother in-law)
- A platoon scout leader in Vietnam (my cousin killed in action at 19 yrs. old)
- A social work officer in Vietnam (my cousin, author of A Vietnam Trilogy)
- An Army officer in Vietnam (my best friends brother suffering from PTSD)
- A young Lieutenant now serving in the US Army (my nephew)
I will never forget the sacrifices of people like these that allow the rest of us the freedom to sit in front of our machines and say anything we want!
Do you know any veterans personally? If so, make a plan to honor them this Veteran’s Day. Give them a call, write them a note, send them a song, or spend time with them. I will join you in letting them know that their sacrifice and service will never be forgotten.
The Combat Musician: dannybyram.com (great songs for veterans)