My father enlisted in the Marine Corp as a teen. He ended up fighting in World War II. He was a hero--Ray Shurtliff Jr.
Sadly, for most of my own teen years I did not understand the commitment of our military. However, as I became an adult I realized the freedoms that I enjoyed were the direct result of the men and women who served our country in our American military.
I thank God for them everyday. But especially, on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. As a reminder, today I saw a emotionally moving scene. 1000 Flag posted in honor of our national heros.