To the veteran who is reading this, or to the loved one of a veteran who laid down their life protecting our country THANK YOU!
Some gave all and laid down their lives, freedom has costs many precious time with their families, missed birthdays, graduations, and some even miss the birth of their children. Long after they come home they deal with the effects of how war has changed them. Some are lucky to be able to put it behind them, but most come back with nightmares, mood swings, and so much more. They have to learn to live their lives with P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Some are never the same again. They may have physical injuries that prevent them from walking, using both arms, talking, hearing, or even seeing. Take the time to say thank you and say it like you really mean it. Unless you've lived through it yourself, you really have no idea what it's like.
I'd like to introduce someone very special to me. My father retired Sargent First Class Shannon Gilley.
In the picture below he was only a Staff Sargent. This was taken during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Operation New Horizons
- Task Force Bravo
- Several Humanitarian Missions in Central America.
- Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2005.
Thank you for your service to our country dad. You make me very proud! Happy Veteran's Day!
With that being said. I hope each and everyone of you have a Happy Veterans Day! Show some respect and remember freedom isn't free. I am sharing a youtube video in honor of all the veterans. I do not own any rights to this song or video. Hope you enjoy.