President Obama and the federal government recently honored two World War I soldiers with the Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor on the battlefield.
The soldiers in question, Pvt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin, were previously snubbed for the medal because of race and religion. Obama stressed the importance of showing gratitude, even almost 100 years after the fact.
As The New York Times reported, the president said: “It takes our nation too long, sometimes, to say so. We have work to do as a nation to make sure that all of our heroes’ stories are told. The least we can do is to say, ‘We know who you are; we know what you did for us. We are forever grateful.'”
This got me thinking about how we show gratitude daily.