In America, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge their contributions to our national security, and to underscore that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty.

Don is a veteran and I’m proud of him. In his 20 years of active duty service, he served three tours in Kuwait, one in Kosovo, one in Afghanistan, and two tours in Iraq.

Here’s Staff Sergeant Don in Kosovo, 1999.

And here’s Master Sergeant Don in Iraq, 2006.

Welcome home. ♥