Tappers, we know it has been a rather tumultuous few days ever since Election Day. While we’re certainly not here to counsel you on how to feel in a face of a country struggling to unite as one, we are here to remind you of one thing: regardless on which side of the map you fall on, at the end of the day, we all want the best for this strong, resilient country that we have made our home. Thus, a celebratory holiday like Veterans Day could not have come at a better time.
Over the past few days, you guys have been submitting some moving, beautiful photos of some of the Vets in your lives, and we’re honored to share them here today.
This is a photo of my grandfather at my wedding. He is holding my flowers for me while I say my vows (we had no bridal party). He is one of my most favorite people in the world and he was a Merchant Marine. He joined when he was 16. He ran away from home and lied about his age to get in. I have a jewelry box that he brought home from Japan in the ’50’s. Today I honor my grandfather, even though I have no photo of him in uniform.
On Veterans Day and every day, we’re so grateful for the people who put their lives on the line to protect all that our country stands for. What are you thankful for these days, Tappers?
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