It is Veteran's Day today. As a Vet it is a unique day for us prior service members. Why? Because every veteran knows someone who did not come home. One instance is I knew a two man aircrew in a F-111F that went down in the desert about 25 years ago. Art and "T.C" took off and never came back. I knew them both. I knew TC far better, in fact I was talking to him just a few days before his death.
While every veteran understands the "Hurry Up and Wait" and "Stand By to Stand By" and "Police the Area" (which has nothing to do with law enforcement) we are all joined by the simple phrase of "All Gave Some, Some Gave All."
So as you thank a Veteran for their service, most say Thank You not for themselves, but for the ones they know personally who gave their life in defense of this great country of ours. Happy Veteran's Day.