Another Veterans’ Day is upon us. And as a veteran, I feel the outpouring of gratitude from my fellow Americans, and I too am grateful for my fellow veterans especially those that served during wartime.
But as a veteran, I also have a great deal for which to be thankful. As a 17 year old recruit, the Army paid me very well. It taught me discipline, organization, and leadership. I experienced, camaraderie that few who have never served in something like the military will ever experience. I got to see a great deal of the world, and in Europe, I even met my bride. In addition to all of these other benefits, the US Army paid for a great deal of my education. So on a day in which we honor our veterans, please accept the gratitude of this veteran for all this country has done for me.