What would your life be like without the freedoms you enjoy? What if you had to live in fear that you would be hauled off to jail for something you said, tortured for your religion, or killed for disagreeing with your government?
In other words, what your life be like without the individuals listed below?
These are patriots who have protected our liberties by serving in the armed forces. Many of them are Buckeye fans, or Blue Jackets fans, or Indians fans… Whatever team they root for, we should all be fans of them, and we owe them our thanks.
I thought it would be cool to make it easy for Fear The Hat readers to share their gratitude with a veteran today. So all you have to do is click a link below and send a tweet! If everyone picks just one name at random, I’m thinking we should be able to give all these veterans a Memorial Day note of appreciation.
And if you don’t see your name below and you’d like it to be included, just leave your information in the comments section or hit me up via Twitter.
@cbj4sc: Army (23 years)
@texbucki: Navy and stationed in San Diego
@buckmarko: SFC Mark Scheidegger, Ohio Army National Guard. Still serving.
@boosbearmom: Kirstin is the granddaughter of a Silver Star recipient from World War II, a brave Army veteran who passed away this past October.
@enviousDan: Ohio Air National Guard
@BrianKKnowsBest: Army 1997-2004
@MShellhaas: Air Force 2002-2012
@GabeWatt: Army, 82nd Abn Div, 2001-04
@Stern_Chase: Navy, Aviation Ordnanceman
@philly1622: Philip’s wife is a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force
@mattmosbacher: Air Force and served in the Korean War
@KingColeUSAF: Air Force, 1st lieutenant
@browns92fan: Army, 4 years in Germany Bosnia and Macedonia
@whitetaz98: Army reserves, 8 years and one year of that was spent in Iraq
@Cello1964: Navy aboard the USS White Plains
@Cliff_Notez: Navy officer stationed at Camp Lejeune
@MikeMarksberry: Air Force, 14 years and counting
@kylecedwards713: Navy, on active duty since 2002
@areseaoh44: Army, Vietnam vet
@psbarney Navy 1970-1975
@cbj4sc: In addition to Steve’s service, he has just sent me a message that his wife Theresa also spent 8 years in the army, including time spent in the Persian Gulf.
@kanyou57: Navy 1976-1985 (added at 4:16 today)
@GQCOP45: Air Force, retired 22 years (added at 9:16 today)