My youngest Son was told that he had Memorial Day off at work. He asked why? His boss explained that he was the only veteran in the shop, so he had the day off.
As a veteran myself, I had mixed emotions because the families of veterans serve too when their loved ones are deployed. My oldest Son just came hoe from a year in Korea. I watched his Wife struggle to raise a three year old and a seven month old by herself, while finishing up her masters degree in college. As a young Father, I did not see my Daughter until she was four months old, during my Army training.
Veterans and military families will always have a special place in my heart.