Veterans Day and Memorial Day have always been very important in my family. Veterans Day was always very important because my father was a Navy Veteran and he was ALIVE to celebrate. Veteran’s Day at our home was as important as Thanksgiving. That is what we were, thankful that my father had made it through his 4 years and several tour of duties home safely. I have lots of family members from grandparents, to parents, to nieces and nephews who have chosen the military life.