Today I went to take Chandler to the Story time at the Library and on the grass were all of the high school bands. They were having a Veterans Day concert. They announced that they were heading to the parade next. Chandler wanted me to follow the buses so we got in our car and went to the parade. It was neat to see all of the Veterans marching in their uniforms and to see the kids in their red, white and blue attire! For some reason whenever I see the flag flying or hear patriotic songs I get very emotional. I could barely keep myself together during the parade. Chandler was so cute, he wanted me to hold his candy so that he could clap and cheer for the Veterans. I just wanted to say thank you to all of the men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis for our FREEDOM! I am so proud to be an American and live in this free country. We have it so good here and we are very blessed to be a part of this nation. I am especially thankful to my amazing brother Nate who put off his family life and schooling to go serve with the 222nd in Iraq. It means so much to me that he would be willing to fight for our country and our freedom. I respect the military men and women so much and appreciate their service for people like me, that they don't even know. I am also thankful for the firefighters and policemen who put their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe and free from crime. I am so proud of my Dad and brothers who have chosen these occupations. It shows how self-less they are. We all play an important role in our communities and I hope that we all can be willing to serve those we come in contact with. Even something as simple as a smile or holding the door for the lady carrying her baby and trying to push her 2 year old through the door at the gym!!Thanks to all those who hold the door for me!! Thanks to all of those who have fought and are fighting to make our country what it is! Mahatma Gandhi said, "You must be the change you want to see in the world." I agree 100%. We can't sit back and expect good things to happen, we have to get off our tushes and make them happen!
Please enjoy this song and if it doesn't remind you of an elementary school assembly than you aren't a true BUCCANEER!!