My friend Gary Friedman took this picture. It also hangs in my home office. It reminds me [daily] of those that have served and gave all for our country.
Like you, I’ve lost so many friends that served. Fortunately, my own children that served are both at home and now relatively safe here in the U.S.
My daughter Morgan Rawson served in the Army and was in Alaska. My son Doug was anyplace there was shooting. After more than 18 years, he medically retired from the Army. I’m so proud of both of them. Morgan came home early. Doug fought on and continues to pay the price with PTSD and many other issues. I remember how privileged Doug felt to serve.
My Father served in WWII and my Grandfather served in WWI. My great, great Grandfather served in the civil war. In every war or skirmish the U.S. has ever had, there was a member of my family serving our country.
When you see someone that has severed (while out and about today), please thank them for their service. I’m also thankful that my children served.