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Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Events & Sightings, Tea News |

Happy Veterans Day

I just wanted to say “THANK YOU” to our service men and women.  You go unselfishly into hostile places so that when we close our eyes at night we can have sweet dreams.  In my mind, you are unsung heros.

Both of my brothers did time in Iraq as well as other hostile places.  Neither of them talk about what they saw, but I know it wasn’t what is portrayed on TV.  They both have come back changed both for the better and the worse.  They both had close calls with death, including my one brother being hit by an IED.  I can’t imagine my life without them.  I’m very happy and thankful they survived.

My cousin did time in the first gulf war.  At 34 he has back issues from his service time.  My Grandfather, long passed away, was in the Second World War.  My uncles were in Vietnam.  My neighbor was in Vietnam as well.

No matter where you look, there are military heros are all around us.  They have missed time with their family, sometimes even missing the birth of a child.  They sleep in inhospitable places.  They are shot at and are sent on missions sometimes lasting for days.  They never sleep.  They are always on duty for you.

Think Ahead to Thank Our Military Heroes

Although today is our day to thank them I urge you to thank them everytime you see them.  I keep little thank you cards I made in my purse.  When I see someone in uniform, I give them a card.  It’s my way of showing gratitude.  If I don’t have a card, I just walk up and say a simple, “Thank you”.  They are two words that mean the world to someone who is constantly at battle for your freedom.

This Saturday at The Pittsburgh Public Market, all service persons will recieve a free bag of tea.  All you have to do is show your military ID.  It’s Tupelo Honey Tea’s way of showing gratitude for our heros.


The Tea Lady