We try to stick on topic on our internet marketing blog, but this Veteran’s Day marks an exception.
Bob Coffield wrote a great post on his health care law blog today honoring his family that served in the military and all our veterans. I was so moved I wanted to share my appreciation here and allow this to serve as an open thread for anyone else that wants to share their thanks or memories of their loved ones. I apologize for being off topic.
I’d like to give a special thanks to my great uncle Allen Sanders who passed away this year after leading a very full life in service to his family, community, and country. He proudly served in World War II in the Navy. Uncle Allen was very kind and only once talked sternly to me. I slammed a golf club during a round together when I was a young teenager; finally recognizing my buffoonery that was the final time I ever slammed a club. We were very fortunate for both of our young children to meet Uncle Allen and Aunt Maple (a fine woman in her own right!) shortly before he passed away.
I’d also like to honor my grandfathers, Jim Henry and Bud Seibert, and another great uncle, Earl Henry, all of whom served in World War II. Earl gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country (and the rest of the world) only a very short period before the war ended.
Finally, I’d like to thank two living veterans from my family: my uncle Carlyle Farnsworth and father-in-law Jim Nixon. As soon as I finish this post I intend to call them with my thanks. It’s easy to forget about their sacrifices since they never want to talk about their service, but that would be disgraceful on my part. You might consider doing the same and calling to thank the veterans in your lives today.
Thank you to all of you who have served and continue to serve in defense of our country. We owe all of the immense freedoms we enjoy to you.