Just wanted to give a quick shout out to all the Vinglers who are military, who were in the military, or have family in the military.
19.3 million people in the U.S are veterans. And that's not including the veterans all over the world. Congress made it an annual observance in 1926, a national holiday in 1938 and named the day Veterans Day in 1954.
Veterans day also marks 97th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Military life is one that is full, but sad sometimes. It is deeply personal because I grew up as an Army Brat. Moving with my family from base to base. My father was deployed a lot of the time so it made time we had with him very special. He is retired now and officially a veteran. I had to deal with a lot of change- moving from one place to the next every 2 years. I had to deal with a lot of tragedy within the community, as some of my good friends lost fathers or family member overseas. But I gain a lot of support, a lot of love, and a lot of pride.
I also have a giant military family. I had a grandfather who was in Navy, a cousin in the Airforce, and now my brother in the Army. I'm pretty proud of the men in my life and their service.
And I'm proud of all those that have served in the military.
Thank you! To all those in the military, military spouses, and military families! You all are wonderful people!
Tag your military friends and family below and give them a big shout-out! Happy Veterans Day!