I walked to the store tonight and bought a bottle of wine, simply because I could.
I sat on my deck and enjoyed that wine, happy to be relaxing at home. When two thirds of the bottle was gone I picked it up and poured the rest out. I watched the red juice first puddle, then spread across the deck.
I didn't pour the wine out because it was bad, but rather because for the price it was pretty darn good. In fact, I poured the rest out because I realized how lucky I am to be at home, able to enjoy a nice glass of wine simply because I was free to do so.
Across the many generations of this great nation, people of all classes, races, sexes and sexual orientation have sacrificed. The least I could do was pour out a little wine out in their honor. Happy Veterans Day.