We love to let Veteran's know that we are thankful for their service.
It sounds so "nice", though. The reality is that for many of them what "service" really means is sacrifice. That sacrifice differs with each person, but for many that we have met and had the privilege of hearing their story, it was hell in one way or another.
We encourage everyone to take the time to listen to their stories, and thank them at the gut level for the hell they endured, and survived!