This is a picture of The Honor Guard from Luke Air Force Base which is only a couple miles from my house. I feel very privileged to be able to see the jets circle the sky above us and to hear their noise even though it shakes the house sometimes. I would never complain about the noise because I know they are training to fly those big birds in order to keep America safe. I love the idea that I can go in a store around this area and see men and women in their fatigues and uniforms. They are all so young and so proud. I've been in restaurants where older veterans have picked up the tab for someone there in uniform. I even bought an ice cream cone for a guy in uniform once, made me feel great. He didn't want me to but I convinced him it was my right to do it. The guy at the ice cream place gave me a card for a free cone after the soldier left which I thought was really nice. Now the place is closed so I guess I didn't need the cone anyway.
Want to feel good? Go out and buy a soldier or a sailor or one of our vets a meal.
Give some love to these kids. Let them know how much we appreciate them.