Yesterday was Veteranâ€™s Day. The Today Show was dedicating the time to inspirational stories of soldiers making their way back home on many levels. Some have physical wounds to heal, some have emotional scars, and some have both.
I have known many military soldiersâ€¦my grandfathers, my dad, my first and current husband, my brothers, my son. Each had a reason for wanting to serve our country, and each did so proudly. I am happy to say in my case that all came home intact, or at least spoke little of what happened while serving.
The country group, Lady Antebellum, started their Today Show concert by singing the â€œStar Spangled Banner.â€
I like some country music, but rarely seek it out as a genre. However, within a few moments I felt tears brim my eyes and splash down my cheeks.
The facial expressions as the group gazed at the flag, the emotion and harmony in their voices, and the purity of intent was incredibly moving. I wiped away my tears and felt a deep gratitude towards those who gave, and give, so the rest of us can continue our lives in the USA.
Remembering and honoring our veterans was the best part of my day. Thank you.