Hug A Veteran- a person is more than the wars they’ve been through.

Happy Monday, y’all! It is Veteran’s Day today, which means it is a special opportunity to thank our troops and veterans- anyone who has served or lost their lives serving. So, thank you, thank you to our troops; we truly appreciate you for all you do! Have a great day today, and may you be blessed 🙂

My grandfather served in the Vietnam war, I only met him a few times before he passed away after his time of service. But I do remember that he was a wonderful and lively man. He had a wonderful personality and was so connected to the people around him.

According to the stories I’ve heard, he’d been that way his whole life. A wonderful, generous man and one who is truly very missed. I wish I could have known him now or remembered him more. I think I was probably two or three when he moved on to heaven. Most of what I remember is only because of pictures or stories other people have told me.

His brother, still with us today, also served alongside him, but they lost many buddies who were also husbands, brothers, friends.

Each veteran has a story to tell and wounds to be healed- just like each of us, their friends and family, do. Having been through some of the thickest times, remind your brother, friend, father, mother, sister that you love and appreciate them by hugging them a little longer and listening to their story- there is more to a person than the wars they’ve been through. They have much more than war stories to tell; ask them about their high school love, or their first time buying a car, or about the joy they felt when they had their first child.

All of these things, they have experienced too. Let them relive the good days today, and make sure to let them know how much you truly appreciate them giving up so much of their lives so you could have yours.

Swap stories and hugs with a veteran in your life today 🙂

Published by Alyssa McClure

Popp!nTalk is a place I share all of my love and positive thoughts (and sometimes, updates on my books) to stand out from all the negative and give you a place to put up your feet and rest- Whether that be during the workweek or on the weekends. Easy, quick reads to give you a smile and something pleasant to think about. Unique, entertaining, positive. Live on :) #loveisaverb

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