"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…" - President Wilson
November 11th is a day many of us celebrate and thank our military veterans for their service. It's a day companies/businesses give discounts and freebies to active/past service members. It's a day cities throw parades and on-lookers wave American flags. All of the past mentioned activities are appreciated, but do people in 2014 truly understand what being a Veteran or a soldier really entails? The intricate details of the daily life of a soldier are all-encompassing. The unknowns of possible deployments and trainings that cause missed birthdays/anniversaries/holidays/life events. They volunteer their freedom, so that we might have ours - such a selfless act when you stop to think.
A few weeks ago, I had just been grocery shopping, but forgot one thing on the list - toilet paper. My Husband stopped by Publix on his way home to save the day. Standing in line to check-out, a college dude asked to pay for the toilet paper - TOILET PAPER! My Husband just happen to still be in uniform on that particular day which provoked the college student to extend his gratitude by insisting on buying the toilet paper. After this, our faith was revived in our local USC college students. Cheers to you college dude! #RAK (random act of kindness)
I encourage us to remember that we should be grateful for our service members - not just today, but everyday. It's the small things and the act which truly matter. It's the toilet paper.
-Dedicated to the servicemen and women and their families - I salute you.
Millennial. Southern. Professional, REALTOR in Columbia, SC.