This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Wounded Warrior Project for Believe in Heroes, but all opinions are mine.
I’m talking about the men and women that serve in all branches of the Armed Forces. Those that can be deployed at a moment’s notice and swept away to a distant land without being able to divulge their location or know with absolute certainty will ever make it home again. The individuals that miss out on their children’s births or holidays because they’re on the other side of the world. And even those that serve at your local military bases without being called away to protect this country that sacrifice more than you can imagine to ensure you continue to have the freedoms you take for granted.
Speaking of the word “service”, have you noticed this is something that previous generations often reference when speaking of those in the military? I never paid much attention to it growing up and instead of giving a lot of details about what my dad did for a living, we’d just say he was in the military or in the Air Force. But whenever I hear tales from before I was born of life in faraway places like Pakistan or even North Dakota, my 87 year old grandma often refers to it as the time spent in “the service”. I now wonder if people in that day and age viewed the duty of those that enlisted or drafted in a different, almost higher position than people do today? The service.
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