As a reminder, don’t offer up a glib “thanks for your service” to military or ex-military today. Today is the day to remember the fallen, those comrades who either never left the field of battle or just are no longer with us. Instead give that soldier a pat on the back or a squeeze on the shoulder, a gesture of support rather than a tired cliche.
This post is for my grandpa Arthur and uncles Bill, Robert, and Art, and my late father-in-law Emil. Rest in peace gentlemen, rest in peace.