I am a veteran. My husband is a veteran (both of us Navy). My dad and both my brothers (Navy, Navy, Army) served. All my uncles served. One gave the ultimate sacrifice. We never knew our Uncle Jim, as he died on Inchon beach before my parents even met. But his loss affected my dad and he said that was why he went into the Navy, to honour his big brother. My little brother is named after Uncle Jim.
To all who serve, be proud no matter what. Those who never did should be thankful for you