I almost joined the Air Force.
I considered the Coast Guard as well.
Either would have been viable options, especially given the fact that I was laid off from my job three weeks before our wedding.
Ultimately a different choice was made as I didn't want the government (or anyone for that matter) to tell me where I had to live.
Hey, I never said it was a GOOD reason!
Looking back, I think I would have been proud to have served alongside others who answered the high calling to wear the uniform and put their lives on the line as members of the finest military in the world for the greatest country in the world.
For now, and every day, I can certainly say "Thank You" from a glad and grateful heart.❤️
That's really not enough, but much sincere honor and love to all of our veteran's today.
You are appreciated! 👏
"All I could see was water, miles and miles of water. But this was D-Day and nobody went back to England and a lot of infantry riding in open barges seasick to the low-tide beaches were depending on us to draw the Germans off the causeways and gun batteries, and so, as Porter hurled himself against me, I grabbed both sides of the door and threw myself at the water." --Private David Kenyon Webster, who became a writer after the war