My father-in-law - no military picture:-( All I could come up with was this one that I nicked off of some fishing web site!
It couldn't have been an easy decision for them to choose to be away from their families for such a long time; to know that they could be called upon to sacrifice more than just their time if duty called. But each one made that choice.
So, who are the Veterans you're thankful for today? Have you told them?