Saluting Our Veterans

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Today is Veterans Day and [lastfm link_type=""]Josh Thompson[/lastfm] recently took time out of his busy schedule to share his thoughts about our armed forces, past and present.  Josh’s father who died five years ago from a heart attack was a veteran who was honored with a 21-gun salute at his funeral.

Today Josh will be in Indiana at Ball State University for a performance as part of the CMT on Tour: [lastfm link_type=""]Luke Bryan [/lastfm] Tailgates and Tanlines tour.  Josh had this to say about our armed forces: ”To me, the men and women of the military are the most important members of society. I think they need to be appreciated, they need to be respected, and they need to be thanked. Whether it’s somebody just joining the military today or a Vietnam vet or a Gulf War vet, whenever they served, they really need all of our respect and our appreciation because they do a job that is the toughest job in the world.”

Josh also goes on to say that it’s always important to support our military and appreciate the sacrifices they make for all of us: ”I travel sometimes — I’m gone for two, three weeks — and I find myself almost in a bad mood over it sometimes because, you know, I want to go home, and there’s things I want to do, and then every once in a while, I stop and think there’s people that haven’t seen their families in a year, in a completely different country, across the ocean, and they would trade places with you in a minute if they could come see their family. They’re the protectors of this country, so they need all the help that we can give ‘em.”

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