This morning, I was going to furiously edit a blog post I’ve been preparing. But it being Veterans Day got me thinking about just being quiet and honoring those who have passed. Then I dropped in on my news feed and noticed that Doug Coombs had been inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame. Now I know we should just be slowing down today and honoring others.
First our Vets. Like it or not, reality is we need our warriors — and they sometimes are called on to make the ultimate sacrifice. Politics aside, we honor them. Indeed, much (or perhaps all) of the freedom we have to recreate as we wish is ours because of little events such as winning WWII.
Individuals such as Coombs epitomize those freedoms. Today, let’s remember Doug Coombs for how he inspired us to enjoy our great land, and let’s remember our Veterans for keeping it that way.