Today is Veterans Day, an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service, also known as veterans. I have many veterans in my family including my husband and father who served in the USAF and my grandfather who fought in Italy and France in WWII with the US Army. While I do not live in the US and today is not a day off for my husband, I took a moment today to think about my father. My dad was laid to rest at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs in 2008. I was able to visit his grave site a year later but I do not know when I will have that opportunity again. For me I do not have a specific place I call home. Memories of my dad instead tied to the many places we lived and traveled together as a military family. It is because of him and his service that I was born in England, that I have dual nationality, and how we are now able to live our expat life abroad in Europe. While I wish my dad was alive today to enjoy this time of my life with my sons, I know he is looking down on us from Heaven. I love you Daddy and you are never far from our hearts.
While today is a US holiday I still would like to
thank you to all those who serve for your country.
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