Or you could be the Bullis family:
"There's going to be a lot to be thankful for this year," said Harold Bullis, Josh's father. "My son is alive and he's home." -source
He doesn't consider himself a hero.Someone who gets it:
"Those are the heroes over there -- over in Afghanistan, still," he said. "And when they come back in April, I'll be there waiting for them."
Bullis doesn't feel sorry for himself.
"I'm still alive and I thank God every day for that. No matter what -- even with no arms, no legs -- it doesn't matter. You can overcome anything if you put your mind to it."
He added, "There's nothing to be angry at. I knew what I signed up for. I joined the military and I went to war... I'd go back right now, just like this, if they'd let me. Unfortunately, I can't." -source
Among those who welcomed Bullis was Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Gabe Watson, who had heard Bullis' story.There are more videos at the links below. I hope it doesn't seem stalker-esqe to collect them all, but there are a lot of very amazing people involved in this story. I also think it's a reminder to those of us who don't really know what a bad day is that maybe we should remember to stop, be happy to have our health, our family, and a place where we're welcomed and wanted on Thanksgiving day.
"He's risked everything for our country and the freedoms we have," said Watson. "He's a young kid, a really young kid. I just wanted to lift up his morale."
Watson said there was a brief pause in his plans when, "I heard that he was a Minnesota Vikings fan. But he said he still likes the Cardinals. So, it was cool that I could give him a jersey and stuff like that."
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