Today is Veterans' Day and I thought I would turn things around here a little bit.
I spent over four years in the Navy, though I'm almost embarrassed to admit it. Why? you might ask. Well, I feel I got so much more out of it than I put in. In my time, I got an education, an Associate's Degree, on the job experience and I got paid while I was doing it all. Essentially, I got the tools necessary for the job I'm doing to this day, more than 15 years after I got out. (I'll be 20 years (!) from my ship-out date on Wednesday.)
So, I get a little embarrassed by all the people thanking me. What I want to do is take this opportunity to thank YOU.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve.
Thank you for the experiences and education I had.
Thank you for giving me a nation worth serving.