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Thank you, to all of our Veterans

Updated on November 15, 2010
Richard Harrill, serving in Japan, 1953
Richard Harrill, serving in Japan, 1953

Veterans’ Day is an extremely important United States holiday. It is a day that Americans have set aside to remember all of the many men and women who have served, or are currently serving in any of the armed forces, whether it is the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.

My grandfather, Richard Harrill, served in the United States Marine Corps from February 12, 1952, until February 9, 1954, and was stationed overseas in Japan during the Korean Conflict. I am so thankful to him and to all of the many, many other service men and women who have and who are currently serving here in the United States, and at many other various locations overseas. I cannot imagine where we would be as a country if we did not have so many brave individuals, who are willing to give their lives if necessary, for their country and everyone who lives in it.

I recently read that there are close to 1.5 million people on active duty in the armed forces, and almost 1.5 million on reserve duty as well. These are huge numbers! And they do not even include the countless number of men and women who have served in the past. Every single person who has ever served in the military deserves to know that Americans are thankful for them and that we are proud of them for fighting for all of the numerous freedoms that we as Americans are able to have in this great country.

Thank you, veterans. I am so thankful you loved your country enough to want to protect the freedoms we have here, so that everyone living in America can continue to enjoy living in a free country.


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    • Karonher profile image

      Karonher 7 years ago from Liverpool

      Sadly so many people forget what they do.

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      God bless all Veterans everywhere. They stand will always answer "here" when called!

    • Jason R. Manning profile image

      Jason R. Manning 7 years ago from Sacramento, California

      What a great way to show respect to a family member and service member. God Bless all who put themselves out on the line for God and country. Great Hub.