I was thinking the other day about memorials for our Veterans. Then I wondered what I would make if I were asked to make a Veterans Memorial.
Would it be a brass statue, a marble sculpture, a granite monument … ??? … what would it be!?!
As I pondered this I looked around where I was standing at the time. Then it occurred to me that everything around me was a memorial to Veterans – made by Veterans through years of their sacrifices.
Everything that surrounds me, every day of my life is here because of Veterans. If not for Veterans, I would not be surrounded by America and all that she is – for Veterans are the ones who have preserved America and our way of life since the beginning of our country – The United States Of America.
So wherever you are today – Veterans Day – stop and look around … everything within your range of vision is “The Veterans Memorial” preserved for your benefit and enjoyment by Veterans. It’s called America – land of the Free!
Today (and everyday for that matter) when you cross paths with a Veteran – stop – look them square in the eyes as you simply say, “Thank You! … for your service in protecting and preserving America for me and all Americans. I appreciate all that you have done for us!” Then give them a BIG SMILE and HUG.
To Veterans everywhere – I thank you with all my heart, as I’m sure all Saigon Kids do! We appreciate all you have done and continue to do for us and … America.