Since today is Veteran’s Day, and Leah therefore had the day off from school, I decided that it was important that she knew exactly what that means. I explained to her that the military is made up of men and women who volunteer to protect our country.
I told her that the Navy protects our waters.
I told her that the Army protects our land.
I told her that the Air Force protects our skies.
“And the marines,” I said.
“I know!” she cut me off excitedly, “The marines make people who don’t have a special someone feel better on Valentine’s Day!”
Huh, I guess next year we’ll try again.
On behalf of my whole family, I would like to thank all of those who serve, have served in the past, and their families. It is you amazing people who make it so that our children today can be innocent enough to think that not having a special someone on Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest problems a person can face. While it is very important to me for my children to know just how special and awesome veterans and military personnel are, I am also grateful that they can live in a world that doesn’t include fear because of those very people.