Last night I had the privilege of being in community with 200+ veterans and their spouses at a Dining Out event and was deeply touched by the guest speaker who was a veteran himself as well as the father of a son who served. I, like the majority of Americans, have never been caught in a crossfire of any kind thanks to those who do fight for our country. His message was quite simple. Although there is the promise of two paychecks a month plus some benefits, it is a true act of patriotism to take the oath. A heart-felt thank you to those who have served and are currently serving.