Veterans Day is not one of those “Hallmark” holidays created to force us to buy expensive chocolates & ridiculous amounts of balloons, but an official day for us to say “Thank You” to those who have served our country! Outside our office this morning they held a Veterans Day parade to honor our vets. Different U.S. armed forces marched down the street holding our nation’s flag proudly in the air. I was standing next to an older gentleman who was contently watching as the first group of military men & women came near. You could tell immediately this day was very close to his heart. As they approached us I watched him stand a little straighter and raise his hand proudly to salute them as they walked by, not moving an inch until each one had passed. It was such a cool moment to witness on this very patriotic day. I smiled as I stared at him and quickly snapped a photo.