Thank You, Veterans

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A hearty “thank you” to all of America’s veterans – among them my father, who served for 28 years in the US Air Force; and my kid sister, who just wrapped up her fourth deployment to the “sandbox.” She’s done time in Saudi, Kuwait, and now two tours in Iraq – very proud of her (and her now-retired husband, too!).

It’s odd: when I was active-duty, it was somewhat embarrassing and humbling to have complete strangers approach me to say “thank you,” but since I hung up my uniform three years ago, I understand much better why they did (and do) it.

Folks at Malmstrom and up at the MT Air National Guard: THANK YOU.



  1. *HUGS* Thank you for your service, Dave.

    I was at Wal-Mart yesterday, and the old fellow who greets people was telling everybody, “Happy Veterans’ Day”. I asked him if he was a veteran, and he replied in the affirmative. I gave him a hearty handshake and said, “Thank you for your service.” I thought he was gonna cry.

    It means a lot to people to hear it.

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