Welcome to Blog Tour de Troops. You should be coming by here after visiting Glenn Skinner’s Blog, and please go and visit Ron Vitale’s Blog. I was more than happy to participate in this charity event hosted by the IBC. I am always mindful of the brave men and women who keep our country safe and protect our freedoms. They and their families sacrifice more than we will ever know.
I have met and known my fair share of veterans. I have some veterans in my family and local church. Family members of friends are either veterans or actively serving. Some of the younger generation of my own family are serving. We just met a young man in our hunting club who serves in the National Guard. A friend of my in-law’s father is one of the few remaining veterans of WWII, but that wasn’t the only war he fought in! My grandfather served in Korea, and a great uncle served in Vietnam. The list goes on.
Also in Georgia, the state I live in, we have several bases here. As the crow flies, I live close to at least two. It’s not uncommon to see military equipment being hauled down the interstate or see army aircraft fly over the house or the hunting club! When jets fly over the windows rattle and the house shakes–it’s loud. We have seen a pilot practice his evasive maneuvers over our hunting club. We were able to watch him/her from the ground for like 30 minutes while we cooked breakfast. We have seen people in uniform grab a quick meal in my hometown or a different city we were at at the time.
Veterans and troops are all around us, and they are people just like us. They just have that special something that allows them to serve our country.
Without them and their sacrifices I would not have the freedom to write in this blog. The IBC would not be FREELY hosting this event. We wouldn’t be free to write the books that we are giving away to you and to them.
I always feel proud when I see a man or a woman in uniform somewhere. I am just too shy to say anything to them personally. I speak my best in writing and not verbally. This is what this blog post is all about. That’s why I participate in charity events just like this.
It doesn’t matter to me if they have served in the past or ARE serving. They can be at home or overseas. No matter their job or division or where they are; let’s remember them this Veterans Day and during this event! All to often they are forgotten or taken for granted.
In your comments reflect on the post and share your thoughts. Do you know veterans or active troops? What are you grateful to them for? What freedoms do you enjoy that they protect? Got anything else you would like to add to the discussion? Do you see troops or have bases in your state?
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