Grateful for Our Veterans, Freedoms, Family, and Health
Now, more than ever, I am so grateful for the men and women of the Armed Forces who made so many sacrifices for our freedoms. This Veterans Day, it is essential to take some time to pay tribute to them and give thanks. All who have served or are currently serving may be our family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Their dedication to our freedoms and our country is a gift we can never repay. At such a difficult time in all of our lives, as we struggle through the pandemic and as tragedies are happening around us, we can come together as a united front to focus on patriotism and national pride on Veterans Day this year.
We are lucky to be here in this country. Without our veterans, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we have grown so accustomed to. I’m fortunate that I live in a country where someone is willing to go overseas and fight to keep everyone else back home safe and free. It’s a hard thing to imagine — giving up your life at 20 years old for the country you love. We are fortunate to have those people who stand up for what is right. Thanks to them, I am able to do what I want to do and say what I want to say. We have a lot to be thankful for in our country.
My father is a veteran and one of my heroes. He was drafted for World War II, deployed to Germany, and went on to serve with honor. To think that many enlist on their own is absolutely incredible. They are the backbone of our country.
Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays because it’s the one time of year when we all gather to give thanks for what we have. After a tough and trying year, we have all been through the wringer. We have our health to be thankful for, along with our country, food, water, shelter, and transportation.
The older that I get, the more I’m thankful for all that I have, and I’m not talking monetarily. I am grateful for my family, my three children, my six grandkids, my great employees, and the love we share. I am fortunate that together, we support each other through thick and thin. Family is everything. I’m grateful for my clients and their happiness and health, as well.
In our house, we all try to gather in one spot each year, but that can prove to be a bit difficult, as some of my children live in California. Our table overflows with all of the normal Thanksgiving dishes: turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and pies. We are still eating leftovers many days later, which I think are better than the first day!
From our Quality Plus Automotive family to yours, happy Thanksgiving! And to our nation’s brave veterans, thank you for your service. We are thankful for you!
- Randy Bunn