“We want them to come home and be OK.” Gary Sinise with some powerful words about our veterans as we celebrate their service today.
I must admit as both a current diplomat and veteran that I think the service of foreign service officers, peace corps members and those working in the field for USAID is very undervalued and definitely not celebrated nearly enough.
I find many similarities between my military service and my foreign service. Being away from family and friends is definitely the one felt most.
I decided to sit down and put a video together today of my thoughts on military service and its impact on veterans of my generation. I also give some tips in trying stay physically, mentally and emotionally fit.
Foreign service life wise I recently went to Oktoberfest in Blumenau which was a blast. Some videos and pics below. I have trip coming up to Buenos Aries, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. Will do a post about that once I get back.
Happy Veteran’s Day everyone. Hope all is well with you.