Yesterday was National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I had the honor to join my team at a local veteran’s memorial to hear three former POWs speak to the audience.
They’d fought in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Each was captured by the enemy and held in terrible conditions.
Here’s what I learned:
1. The food is terrible.
2. Everyone is scared sometimes.
3. Honor is everything.
4. You won’t be able to tell the story for a long time (if ever).
5. You can choose to release the hate.
6. If you’re breathing, you are blessed.
7. When you remember the fallen, they never truly die.
Thank you to all who have served and to their families. And for the captured and missing, may your families and close ones find closure.