This week, Brahma Tales recognizes people and organizations from the community for their service to this country. They will be showcased in a 5-part series, “Hats Off To Helmets.”
On this day we thank the many men and women that have put them selves in harms way all in the name of freedom, and not just anybody’s freedom, but our freedom.
From the earliest wars of America to the modern wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers take the same risks and suffer the same effects all so that we at home can sleep easy at night without the fear of our house being in the middle of a war zone.
Surely our veterans deserve our respect and appreciation everyday of the year, but today even those who do not show this appreciation very often or even at all, must take time to say “thank you for all that you do,” and with so many veterans in our school like Steven Chavan and Robert Blake, we don’t have to walk very far to show our appreciation.
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die,” says G.K. Chesterton. This statement puts the perfect wording to what it really means to have courage and the veterans in all branches of the military. They have this kind of courage that keeps them going through every second of their tour of duty. This courage is more than deserving of our gratitude.