I love that video. I’ve always been fascinated by the C-5 Galaxy, and I even wanted to join the Air Force to fly one. If I could today, I’d still seriously consider joining to get a seat in a C-5. Age would keep that from happening now though, not to mention the worsening condition of my knees.
Thank you military veterans. Thank you for sacrificing your time, energy, and your lives for the missions you were ordered or even volunteered to do. No, Brosephus did not serve in the military. Not because I didn’t want to, but because my mother gave me strongly worded advice about the temporary nature of life and how short mine would have been had I gone into the military after high school.
My family is steeped in military participation. From Iwo Jima in WWII, to Vietnam, and including Iraq and Afghanistan, my family has been present in conflicts around the world. Even more have served in peacetime. I know my family isn’t the only one either, and I know the emotions that families go through when members are overseas or out on patrol.
We shouldn’t limit our thanks to veterans to one or two days a year, but I do observe the day set aside specifically to honor vets. Thank you all for your service to country regardless of the branch or time you served.