Today, I am on vacation in sunny Florida. Visiting my family, shopping with my Mom, celebrating my baby brother turning 18, eating ice cream, playing with makeup. . . I haven’t a care in the world.

And I am grateful, to the bottom of my soul that I can have days like this. I am thankful every minute of every day to the brave, selfless, heroes of the US Military. They put their lives on the line to protect our way of life. There is no amount of words that I can write, in any language, that will accurately express my admiration and gratitude.

I don’t have a story today or an anecdote. Not one I’m ready to share.

So I bow my head in deference and appreciation; and simply say, with everything I have,
Thank You.

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Did you know that the Freedom statue atop the US Capitol Building faces East, specifically so that the sun never sets on freedom? ::eternal gratitude::