Updated: Oct 22, 2019
We all take our freedom for granted and don’t realize the price that these people and their families pay for us to live in this free country.
Yesterday was Veteran’s Day. I have many customers who are veterans and many who are serving in the military now. A customer of mine has now become my online friend. Her husband had a portion of his face and skull blown off in Iraq. He has had many, many surgeries to reconstruct his skull and face. He now suffers from headaches and seizures. How do we as Americans say thank you to someone like that?
There are no words to convey to him how thankful we are. We have no idea what he has gone through and what lies ahead for him. I think we all take our freedom for granted and don’t realize the price that these people and their families pay for us to live in this free country. I say thank you to each one them who has served.
When I travel I take some of my pocket tokens with me. When I see someone in uniform, I give them one of these pocket tokens and tell them “thank you for your service.” The reaction has been varied. One young man was with his parents when I gave him the coin. He shook my hand and said that he was proud to serve. As I turned and looked at his mom and dad, tears were streaming down their faces. The mom thanked me for honoring her son with that small token. One side of the pocket token reads “God Bless America” and the other side reads ” God Bless Those Who Serve, Who Give Of Themselves With No Reserve.”
Be sure the next time you see someone in uniform, take a minute and thank them. That’s the least that we can do.
God Bless Those Who Serve Pocket Token