Today is Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Veterans Day in the United States. As I reflect on this day I am left to wonder what this country would have been like without all the wars and sacrifices made by the Veterans in this country.
I have both friends and numerous cousins and a father who are and were Veterans. I was also honored to provide care to Veterans as a registered nurse, for many years for the Department of Veterans Affairs. During my nursing career, I have personally witness the health struggles of so many Veterans that are seen and unseen.
I want to thank them for their service, and although that statement has become a cliche’, civilians offer the phrase because they do not know what else to say. There are so many sacrifices that Veterans have made, and some of us have no idea what they have loss, or endured especially during war. Some have physical and mental challenges that remain unseen.
Although you may not agree with many of the conflicts this country has engaged in, please know that Veterans are the reason you are able to enjoy some of the freedoms you take for granted. So with that said, its Veterans Day, take time and do something for the Veterans in your life.
Please stay healthy and well, wear a mask, and social distance. We want to see you in 2021. Just keeping you informed!