Somewhere in the world, an American soldier, sailor, airmen, Marine or Coastguardsmen stands guard. Throughout history, there have been men and women who have always stood guard…ready to protect their families, homes, their very lives. Sometimes armed with sticks and stones, bows and arrows, long guns and pistols, sophisticated weapons and sometimes only with ideals and rhetoric, Man has stood guard, protecting what he believes in.
And somewhere else, a mother, a wife, a father, a husband, a sibling, a grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, best friend stands vigil at the window, hoping and praying for a safe return of their warrior. It has always been that way, whether the threshold was an entrance to a cave or a palace…Man stands to protect and another stands to welcome home.
Today is Veterans’ Day and I want to say THANK YOU to the American Veteran and also THANK YOU to the family who stands behind them. Join me as we talk with three military veterans and their spouses as we explore the grief of being away from home and family to walk in harms’ way to “protect and defend” their country.
It is the day we pause to remember the price of freedom.
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