"Veteran" and "Thankful" are a natural combination. My husband and his youngest brother are the two veterans of our generation in the family. Ted served in the U.S. Navy, Ron in the U.S. Army Reserve. There's a lot of good-natured teasing via text on the day of the Army-Navy football game!
Several years ago we were able to share Thanksgiving with Ted's entire family at his parents' house on the occasion of Ron's return from Iraq (he deployed a number of times in Iraq, Bosnia, and Afghanistan). What a meaningful Thanksgiving that was.
|Sharing Thanksgiving: Mike, Ted, and Ron with their mom.|
|Brothers, veterans, sharing a peaceful walk on the beach.|