This is my Grandpa (and my adorable cousin). He joined the Air Force on Jan. 30, 1953 and retired in September 1973. Today I am thankful to him and all of our Veterans, all of our armed forces. I don't have to agree with the current military politics to be proud of those that are willing to serve..no matter what. I will always be proud of those that stand up for our freedom, for our protection. And I will always be thankful for those that are able and willing to give their lives to our country.