Happy Veteran’s Day

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I may have shared that I’m a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. In fact, I’m a disable veteran. One thing I’m most proud of in my life is my service to this country.

Recently I had an appointment at the VA. I’ve been fortunate that there are actually two VA locations here in town.

My care has been really good. I’ve always been treated with great respect and they listen to what I have to say about my own health.

During my visits to the VA, I cannot help to look around. One of the things that always impresses me is that a lot of these Vets are still proud of serving. Most served decades ago. In spite of health problems, wheel chairs or lost limbs, they proudly wear ball caps and t-shirts that display where they served.

As I was leaving my appointment, I got on an elevator and their was an older gentlemen standing with a smile on his face. He asked me if I was going down. I quickly answered him with a prompt and polite “Yes, sir.” He beamed back. I knew he appreciated my respect.

I held the door for him as we exited and he thanked me several times. This simple act of kindness and courtesy made this Veteran feel great.

This Veteran’s Day find a Vet and say thank you. They will be proud of their service until the day they take their last breath. Ask them their story, they will love sharing some interesting encounters.

They will really appreciate it. I know it for a fact.