My Thanks to All Who Have Served in the US Military

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Before we had left the US of A on our adventure, we were excitedly sharing our dreams with someone we had met at a friend’s home.  He began shaking his head, saying, “I just don’t think I could give up my citizenship.”  I just started laughing because I was rather shocked at the thought.

Our choice to travel was based on our desire to live more simply, with less money and see what there was out in the world.  We were choosing to be expatriates (by definition, someone living outside their country of origin) not denouncing our citizenship.

I love the United States of America.  It is my home.  I was born and raised there, got married and raised my children there.  It’s an amazing country filled with amazing people.  We are traveling around the world not to escape the US but to see other countries and their cultures to enrich our lives.

A US passport is still one of, if not, THE best ones to travel with throughout most of the world.  I believe that’s because we are still the land of the free and home of the brave.  And that’s due to the work and sacrifice of our American Military.

So today I dedicate my blog to all who have served, are serving currently or are getting ready to go and serve in one of the branches of the military.  It’s because of your dedication to this country and the sacrifices that you and your families have made that have enabled Guy & I and multitudes like us to choose to visit and live in other countries.


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