Today I was hired to photograph the Veterans Job Fair aboard the USS LST 393 in downtown Muskegon. As I wandered around looking for things that caught my eye, I saw the Muskegon High School’s JROTC practicing before Posting Colors. This young teenager was so proud, dignified and honorable. Instantly, he made me feel patriotic and hopeful. Ironically, when I got back to my office, I received a phone call from my sister saying that my father, also a veteran, was nearing the end of his battle with terminal cancer. I’m not sure why but the two events seemed relevant. Intentional. I know today isn’t November 11th – – the day set aside to honor veterans but that’s just what I want to do — thank those that have sacrificed so much for this great country. Shouldn’t EVERY day be Veterans Day?