While I never served in the military, my life has been touched by various members of the armed forces. I wanted to take the time to honor 2 of them specifically.
1) My good friend Charlie aka Stogieman who hosts an event up at Schlessingers Steak House in NY every year to honor and raise money for Wounded Warriors. The Quad State Herf attracts 200 people from all around this great nation of ours including many who have served in the military. So I personally thank Charlie for his hard work and his continued service.
2) My business partner, associate and friend who goes by the name of “Sonny” who was a member of Special Forces attached to the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. Not only did he make it back despite being a POW at an outpost somewhere in the central highlands but he went back a few other times to look for POWs. The stories he has shared with me about his capture and time as a POW has moved me more then anyone can realize. He is a true American Hero and I am happy to call him a friend.
But this holiday is so much more then 2 people.. It is about everyone who has served our great country, many of which have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms. So I say, Thank You Veterans, and enjoy your day. You deserve it, and our endless gratitude for your commitment.
Happy Veterans Day