Thank you, Veterans.

Neverwas so much owed by so many to so few.” — Winston Churchill

I visited several of the haunting and beautiful war monuments on my recent trip to Washington, D.C.

This is for Ross:

From the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
From the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

And this is for my Dad:

From the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
From the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Thanks to all who have served, both in peace and in war.  Because we have so much to lose.

From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.
From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Because they served, we are free.

One who served.

Today the US celebrates Veteran’s Day.  My flag is flying out front.  And my mind is especially on the veterans in my family.  My father, my father-in-law, 2 of my uncles, a brother-in-law, my cousin and his son – who just enlisted in the Air Force.  It’s an amazing thing, to give part, or all, of your life in service of your country.  It wasn’t even yet my dad’s country when he enlisted shortly after immigrating to the States from Ireland.

To all US Veterans and their families:  I thank you.