For me, that means my father in law, Cliff Street, who served in the Navy for 27 years,. That's him to the left with Mark and Shane (check out the Andy Gibb-esque haircut on my brother in law!).
Also, thinking of my Uncle Jack, who, like Cliff, served bravely in Vietnam.
Last year Uncle Jack, along with his troop, received the Presidential Unit Citation for heroism during the war (click here for the post I wrote about that much deserved and delayed honor).
Also thinking about our neighbors, whose son in law Tim recently returned to Afghanistan, and for whom flags wave at each of our mailboxes. I thanked his mother in law for leaving the flags with each of us, and several of the neighbors are working to make care packages for Tim. It's just a small gesture, considering how much he and all of the men and women who serve us sacrifice.
So, today, before we go to the pool and eat hamburgers, thank you to Cliff, Uncle Jack, Tim, and all of our military.