I think the bravest, most unselfish people in the country are our armed service people. They give a portion of their lives to protect our rights and freedom. They don’t have to, but they do.
Most of them enter the service while still in their teens. They are in the prime of their lives, yet they choose to give two or three years serving their country in whatever way they are needed.
They do this for low pay, not great living conditions, and for a society that doesn’t always give them the respect that they deserve. That’s about as unselfish as you can get.
PLUS, what they are doing can cost them their lives or cause them harm that will last the rest of their lives.
They do it for their own reasons, but I think we owe them a really big THANK YOU!!
Here are two images that I took at a dedication ceremony for a veteran’s memorial in Atascadero, CA.