I remember so many moments as a child when I looked up at him and thought I would always be safe. My dad is not a giant. He does not have bulging body builder muscles. He wore a uniform, but all the soldiers wore the same uniform.
It is all there, in his eyes. He would brave a fire or lift a car. He would slay the dragons or the terrorists. He is the kind of man that all men want to be and all children want to have as their father.
I am grown up now and he lives far away, but I still feel safe because I know he is out there. He is still ready to face any trouble with me, to slay any serious grown up dragons I come across.
If you look into the eyes of the man who is my father, you would also see the strength, honor, love and grit that has been there all of my life.
So you see I knew he was a hero before I knew he was a Veteran.
Today I honor one of the best men on the planet, a man who has great love for his country and his family.
Today I honor my father, the Veteran. Thank you for your service, Dad.
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Please give your love and appreciation to the Veterans in your life today. Have a great Veteran's Day.