I don't always think of them....those keeping us safe. That's a good thing if you think about it. What I mean is, I don't have a daily reminder. There is not any widespread violence, no insurgents, no war within our country's border. I don't have to wonder if I will be kidnapped or shot by rebels or stopped by soldiers. I don't have to carry a passport, hide my valuables, ration my food-or go hungry for that matter.
For that--and a whole bunch of other reasons too countless to list-I am so very grateful to those that serve, and served.