As I sit here at my keyboard on this cold and rainy Memorial day, Sipping my my thick black coffee, I cannot help but feel safe and secure inside of my humble abode. My cat, Spike, just rubbed past my leg meowing that she would like for me to fill her food dish. Outside, my husky Castiel vocalizes his desire to come in to his soft bed. Our other two dogs are fast asleep in the bedrooms, as are my Wife and kids. Since today is a day off of school and work, they all took advantage of sleeping in. As I sit here, relaxing, anticipating some time with my family today, as well as some time to work on my novel, I cannot help but to think how easy our life is despite any challenges that might arise from the dark corners of the world.
Without those that served on behalf of our wonderful country, who knows what life would be like for me and my family today. Would any of us have even been born? Would my wife and I even have met? Would I have the option of free speech to even begin to write a novel of my own design, or even this little article? Without those that dedicated their lives to keep not only our country safe, but also far off lands that were unfamiliar to them, our world would be a much different place.
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