I'm thankful for the soldiers that have sacrificed for our freedoms. (Even though those freedoms look to be going away...and the current state of our military...)
Anyway, many include current and future military in this day. But it is a day of REMEMBERANCE of those who have served and sacrificed. Like my step-father-in-law who landed on the beach at Normandy. Or my uncle who received a purple heart for his service in Vietnam (Which he still is unable to speak of).
Being a pacifist, I can't imagine the sacrifice of the mother's (wives, sisters) of those veterans.
All that being said, I am grateful for the freedom that we do have because of the our Veterans.