I have to tell you that today was one of the most memorable days I have had in quite some time.  Today was the Loveland Veterans Day parade in Loveland to which I had the honor of being its Emcee.

I woke up this morning to a snowy day and thought what it must have been like to have been in, say, Gallipoli in 1915 during a battle that took place in February.  I can’t imagine how cold it must have been during the daylight {for what they had to wear especially} and if they even knew how cold it was because of the bullets in the air and trying to avoid being shot.  That thought is unimaginable to me then I wondered what it must have been like when the sun went down and the cold really set in and the bullets kept coming.

My Father was a Navy veteran but today for some reason it meant the most it ever has for me; maybe because I am getting older and appreciate things even more…like my Freedom.  As I was announcing the parade today in Loveland I have to be honest and tell you that I teared up a bit when all the vehicles came through proudly ringing the “Freedom Bells” and it really made me think how damn lucky we are to have had the war veterans we’ve had in the past and those who keep our freedom to this day.

To each and every Veteran today…I honor you!