I've been visiting U.S. Military bases throughout Europe over the past ten days with some remarkable individuals who have been sharing their stories of success after loosing a leg or a foot or a friend. I remarked to some friends before I left, 'It's going to be interesting experiencing an election from across the pond.' What I've experienced in my conversations with troops and social media scrolling in the past few days can be summed up by one of the greatest ladies I know, Jillian of The Noisy Plume in her latest blog post (You can read the whole thing HERE).
As I walked the rows and rows of white crosses and stars I studied the names, their ages, their home state and silently thanked them for their sacrifice during WWII. As one of the speakers said today at the Veterans Day Ceremony at General Patton's tomb in Luxembourg, "The United States of America will only remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave". So thank you to every veteran past and present for your service to this great nation - we all owe you a great debt of gratitude that we can only pay forward by being patient, kind and gracious to one another.
To see the rest of the photos from the Veteran's day service and our other stops on this American300 tour CLICK HERE.