As I was searching through the obituaries for my blackout exercise yesterday, it seemed fitting to choose those referencing military service. As is often the case, it was the picture that drew me to this one and only later did I spot that his service was not in the U.S. army during World War II but in the Canadian army. Only later did he move and live out the rest of his live in America. Should I feel odd saying thanks to someone who served in the military of another country, I wondered? Not at all - besides thanking our own countrymen for their sacrifice, we should also thank the sacrifice of our allies.