Sunday, November 13, 2011

My special day: 11/11/11

I was born on November 11, 1986 to goodly parents. I was the first baby and I was two weeks late. For some reason I wouldn't come out (my mom blames it on my big head). I am glad I was born in November though. I love this time of year when I can wear boots and scarves. I love the anticipation of the upcoming holidays and spending time with family.

Many years my mom would always get a picture of me with the flag that was placed in our front yard to remind us all of the sacrifices of many to protect our land and our rights. I don't think I have been as grateful as I should be to share my special day with the many Veterans that serve our country.

This year was a little different. While both of my grandpa's served in the military, it was long before I was ever around so to me they were always just grandpa. Then I married Brandon and became a part of a new family. I now have a father-in-law who served in the Vietnam war and a brother-in-law who will be returning to Afghanistan in a few days. So this year as I walked across campus to my class and I saw a few hundred men dressed in their military uniforms I felt an overwhelming sense of pride to share my birthday with such great people. So happy (belated) Veterans Day to all those that have served, currently serve, or will serve in the military. Thank you for your courage and sacrifice.

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