Goodnight Patriots…

A patriot can be defined as “one who loves, supports and defends one’s country”.  From the Latin patria or fatherland.  I am very proud of the men and women who defend our country everyday.  I have a hard time watching previews for patriotic movies…it moves me to see the lengths some people have gone to for our country.  The military wives I have known always seem to shine; however, I know it isn’t easy for them.

Last night I had the privilege of attending a friend’s retirement of service to this great country.  My husband comes from a military family, and when it was time for our friend to hang up his boots, my husband went with him.  It was a very moving experience and I have to say when he said “mission complete”, my heart went out to him.

I have to say that your mission is not complete my friend.  Not yet.  To illustrate my point, I will end with a quote that speaks for itself:

“A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.”  ~George William Curtis

Thank you to all who serve or have served.  Carry on friends…

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