In Lieu of Thanking Me For My Service

I am celebrating my 12th Veteran’s Day as a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Every year, I spend some time correcting people on the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day but the sentiment is usually the same. A phrase that every veteran has heard hundreds of times, “Thank you for your service.” Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for those words but like many things in American life, they have become…