Happy Veteran’s Day and Two Words

Happy Veteran’s Day and two words that can mean so much to the service men and women in this great country of ours.

To my fellow veterans and current active service women and men, my most heartfelt and sincere “thank you” for your service and your dedication to maintain our freedom.

For many, Veteran’s Day comes along, and the day is a ‘day off’ from work.  A chance to enjoy a day away from the grind and for many to get paid for it in the process.

Yet for Veterans and active service members, November 11th every year, has a different meaning.

It’s a day that is a reminder that ‘freedom isn’t free’.  There is a price to be paid to maintain what the average everyday American may take for granted, or in some instances feel is ‘owed’ to them.

Two Words Can Mean So Much

As you go about your day today and over the weekend, if you know of anyone that has dedicated part of their life, all of their life, or in some cases know a family that has lost someone dear to them defending this great country of ours … take a moment to tell them, call them or even say a prayer for them, in doing so two simple words is all it takes

… Thank You

As a former U.S. Army soldier, even to this day, those two words are music to my ears.

In context it is the same as someone that means the world to you saying the words “I love you”.    You may know the person does, but those words are the sweetest words you can possibly hear, when that person tells you.

For veterans who made the oath and raised that right hand and ‘solemnly swore’ to protect this great country of ours … “Thank You” is the sweetest words to their ears, on this one day out of the year, we give thanks to them.

Pride in their country

Every veteran and active-duty member can tell you, the words ‘pride in my country’ has an entirely different meaning to them, then it had before they enlisted.

Regardless of the branch of service you were in, the U.S. Military as a whole, still must work together in order to maintain the freedom many take for granted.

It’s not about just one person in the military.  It’s about how a collective group of individuals can set aside their differences, their backgrounds, their ethnicity, their gender, and work together and form a team … a real team in order to be a force to reckon with.

Any veteran will tell you, when they are going thru basic training, one thing is made perfectly clear -an enemy’s bullet doesn’t care what color you are, what gender you are, if you came from a rich family or a poor family, what your religious beliefs are, how popular you may or may not be, or what your political preference might be, it has only one purpose and that is to try and take you down.

Defending this great country takes a tremendous amount of pride, unselfishness, the ability to work together and a passion to protect one another from harm’s way.

Remember – take that moment

So this Veteran’s Day and Veteran’s Day weekend, take that moment to say, ‘Thank You’.  And remember that millions of men and women for centuries have sacrificed their time and many their own lives to give you the freedom a lot of other countries do not allow their citizens to have.

Thank you again to all the brave women and men who made the commitment to protect and defend this great country that we live in.

May God bless America!

As always, my best to you for continued success and happiness in business and in life.

~ Rick

CEO Worksmarter4u / Silver And Gold Solutions

Founder of Worksmarter4yourfuture

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