Today we celebrate Veterans Day. A day to honor the men and women who have fought to establish and protect the freedoms we have in the United States. As RVers, we enjoy the freedom to roam this country unlike any other country in the world. As RVers, we can go where we want, when we want with all the comforts of home. Those of us that roam in the western states have millions of acres of public land on which to boondock without advance reservations, fees or excessive government regulations.
Many take these freedoms for granted, but I encourage everyone reading this to take a moment this Veterans Day to remember those that served this country, many giving their lives, as we enjoy the leisurely RV lifestyle. For me that will be remembering my grandfather, George S Helgeson and father, Robert S Helgeson (pictured), who both served in the Army. Not only did they serve this country in uniform, but they also helped to build the RV industry into what we enjoy today. Without them my wife and I wouldn’t be enjoying the RV adventures I have been sharing via this blog.
Be sure to thank a veteran or active service member today!