Rushing to work … complaining about your boss, your pay, your car … thinking about what to cook for dinner or what sports are on TV tonight.
These are privileges many American military personnel paid for with their lives in wars and other conflicts.
Recently U.S military men and women paid the ultimate price for freedom through terrorist attacks or accidents.
On Wednesday, Imperial County and Imperial Irrigation District officials and staff paid tribute to all the men and women who have died while serving in the military.
Many gathered in front of the County Courthouse in El Centro for a remembrance of those who have died in service to their country, but particularly the ones who recently lost their lives.
Bruce Kuhn, an IID director, came up with the day of remembrance idea. He had just come home from a vacation when he saw all over the news a story of a military airplane that crashed in Georgia, killing 27.