The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. That is when the guns of Europe fell silent and the Armistice went into effect. 98 years later, we celebrate November 11th as a day to honor all who have worn our nation's uniform and served in time of war.
I've worn the uniform or worked for the Army for the majority of the last 12+ years in some form or fashion. I've done two overseas deployments, worked 4.5 years as a contractor teaching ROTC at Auburn, and now I'm working full-time for my Reserve unit in San Antonio. It's still an honor to put the uniform on every day and serve this great nation, no matter the circumstances we're in as a country.
Thank you to all of my fellow Veterans who have served. Thank you to the Cadets I've taught and have already done overseas tours, themselves. Thank you to all currently serving.
Raise a glass to them all, today. Be thankful that there are still those who put their lives on their line to uphold this nation. Enjoy the great things about this country today, and don't forget that even today there are Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines putting their lives on the line.