Please visit the link below to see how runners honored a 95 year old World War II veteran as he cheered them on in full uniform. As it turned out, the runners ran up to him to thank him for his service on the day he was celebrating them.
Thank you, runners, for being appreciative to the man in uniform!
Our military men and women, no matter which time in history they represent, deserve all of our respect. They risk their lives to protect us, to defend our freedom. Toss your opinions about war to the wayside. Whether active in the military or veterans, these people made sacrifices you and I wouldn’t dare make.
I’m an absolute patriot raised in a family who is proud to be Americans. One set of my grandparents are Greek immigrants who have always professed America to be the greatest country. They know the turmoil of war first hand after suffering tremendously during the Greek civil war.
My other set of grandparents are first generation Americans whose parents immigrated from Poland. Multiple relatives on this side of the family served in World War II, including my grandfather who was a burly Marine. I’ve witnessed him wearing his USMC apparel and having total strangers thank him for his service. One afternoon as we sat outside of TCBY eating our fro-yo, a young man in his twenties ran over and thanked my grandpa for serving. He and my grandma were so tickled that a young person actually cared to say something.
I ask you not to walk by someone wearing a Veteran’s ball cap or a man in uniform without uttering a simple thank you. You’ll never understand how far those two words will go, but trust me, they supply a glimmer of light to darkening days.
43. Love your country live with pride and don’t forget those who died – “Some Gave All – by Billy Ray Cyrus