On November 11th we should all take pause to recognize our Veterans.
A day honoring all men and women who have served in peacetime or in war. South Dakota is home to over 65,000 veterans. They are an important part of their communities as business owners, farmers, teachers, and civic leaders, all brave enough to answer the calling to serve.
In my family, both my grandfathers served in WWII. It was Grandpa Harley though, that rooted my family in agriculture. He and grandma moved their young family to western Brookings County, where they started a dairy farm, grew their family, and continued to serve through the American Legion and Auxiliary. My dad, uncle, and cousins have also answered the call to serve.
When you see these men and women who were willing to sacrifice their safety for ours, show your gratitude by picking up their tab or with a simple “thank you for your service”.