There’s a statue of Airman on the Academic Circle at Maxwell AFB, Alabama with a simple inscription: Here I am, send me.
That’s what we thank veterans for on Veteran’s Day. We remember their service because when their country called, asking “Whom should I send? Who will go for us?”, young men and women stepped forward and said, “Send me.”
Ours is an all volunteer military, no one is forced into military service in the United States. That means that our military is staffed with people who, in time of war, volunteered to serve. They said, “Send me.”
To our country’s warriors past and present, God bless you and keep you.