Thank You Is Not Enough
Veterans Day. If anyone deserves a day, it's our veterans. I knew I wanted to write something to say thank you, but I also knew that thank you didn't seem like enough. Not for the sacrifices that these men and women have made for us.
A few nights ago, I had the honor of sitting in a room full of veterans. Here at the radio station we knew we had to recognize these brave men and women. We asked listeners to nominate veterans in their lives to win a really cool truck. We got tons of nominations in the way of letters describing not only what each of these veterans had gone through during their service, but also how they've lived in the days since. And every one of them continue to make great contributions.
It was humbling, to say the least, to hear the stories of bravery, selflessness, and compassion. I have never been around so many people I admire all in one room all at the same time. People who fought for our freedom. People who have been to war, watched their friends die, and still come back to civilian life and make a difference.
Is thank you enough? No, it's not. But it comes from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for our freedom. Thank you for showing me what true bravery is. And thank you for allowing me into your lives, and letting me see what it really means to be a hero. And by the way, the veteran that won the truck is planning to donate it to his local veterans group. Once a hero, always a hero.