Don’t forget to thank our men and women in uniform

You know how much I love my local Starbucks, and they would never tell you this, but yesterday, I saw them share their thanks with a man in uniform.  His uniform said U.S. Army on it and he was standing right in front of me in line.

As he stepped up to the counter to pay for his coffee, the manager, Tanya, handed him his drink and said, “no charge”.  This man didn’t say much, but just nodded his head, took his coffee, and walked away.

In thinking so much about giving thanks, it made me realize that there are many ways to say thanks to our men and women in uniform and even a cup of coffee can be a simple, yet powerful way to acknowledge the sacrifices that they have made on our behalf, and to let them know that we are grateful.