Some Gave All…
You hear this phrase a lot on days like this…
But what does it really mean?
Yes, some have given their lives while fighting on foreign soil
However, I am talking about something deeper
Some gave their families
Homes
Finance
Security…
In the hopes that they would be able to have that when they came back
But, unfortunately…that wasn’t always the case
Some families became broken…
As being kept from your loved ones can be a very difficult task for many
So they also lost their homes….and often their children
Children sometimes have difficulty understanding why mommy or daddy are away…for extended periods of time
And the facts are that the largest percentage of our homeless are or have been veterans.
It is estimated that a homeless veteran usually stays homeless for an average period of 5 years
5 YEARS…
That is a sobering fact…
So today…
Like all the days to come here after…
Let us give thanks for those who GAVE ALL…
Even when we weren’t watching
Because some of the most important times in our lives are not celebrated in a parade with flags and marching bands…
But when a soldier has to come back to this country…
And face the reality that…
Isolation
Loneliness
Sadness
And poverty
Do not just happen when we are in another land…
But when we are here
Where we should be celebrated

Some Gave All…
And even during times when it seems like we didn’t notice or care
Today…on behalf of
#SpeakNoEvil
#NineTribe
#MyRaysOfLight
#ThouArt
#EssenceOfInanna

We THANK YOU
You are heroes to us all…

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