Monday, May 28, 2012
I just roll my window up and crank the radio.
The other day, on our way to work, I spied a veteran out there, asking for cash and handing out poppies. Col's mouth dropped open as I waved the dude over and handed him a $5.
"You NEVER do that" he says, surprised.
"Nope. Only for the veterans," I say. "and George."
George was our neighbor and friend who passed away two years ago. He was very proud of his service to his country and so I always think of him when I see those old guys out there amongst the cars at the stoplight. I don't have family members who served, so George is what I think of when I think of a veteran. And so I give in his memory.
While my measly few bucks don't convey my gratitude, I am thankful for what our veterans have given for our country and our freedoms.
Thank you to you all.