A Veterans Day Message from Founder, Jason McCarthy
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JUST LOOK UP, THERE IT IS

I was at my son Jack’s school for the Veterans Day flag raising ceremony yesterday morning — he has off today, we’re gonna live it up. In his rucksack he had his homework — a picture of my whole team from 2007 in Iraq — he wrote ‘MY DAD' with an arrow pointing to me as the Veteran he was honoring — he has no idea what war really is, or the military, really — he’s 6. But he knows that I served America, in uniform, and the enduring lesson that we talked about was the importance of service, of any kind. And how today we honor those who have served in the military.


The truth is that my service can seem a million years ago, in a different lifetime, at times … but to him it’s new to learn about, and I’m happy to share. What I’m grateful for is that this isn’t the Vietnam era. Americans are grateful for those who wear and have worn the uniform, as we should be.

 

 


And this is a Navy town so a badass and super loud helo did a fly-by, then circled back to give us some more love. AMERICA! Yes, it was coordinated, by someone. We all sang the national anthem and it felt like an America you don’t read about anywhere these days. But it’s right here if you look up, and the flag is flying high.

 

Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow Veterans, and a big thanks to all who love America.

 

Jason McCarthy
10th Special Forces Group, 2006-08
Founder, GORUCK

 

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