Increasingly, I am thankful for my parents' service with the U.S. armed forces.
My father served in the US Air Force for 25 years, first as a pilot and then as an attorney and judge with JAG (Judge Advocate General) and retired a full Colonel. He also helped to begin the falconry program at the USAF Academy in Colorado, where we were stationed 1958-60.
My mother served with the WASPs (Women's Air Service Pilots) for a year and then a few years as a civilian pilot/contractor to the Air Force (then called Army Air Corps).
I'm very, very thankful for all who have served or are serving in the military!