*This post is sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. While I received a gift card in exchange for this post, all opinions are my own.

In 8th grade, my class went on a field trip to Washington DC. I remember feeling an overwhelming sense of pride in my country as tears fell down my cheeks as I gazed out at Arlington National Cemetery. Rows and rows of flags, marking the graves of heroes. The gravity of their sacrifice didn’t start to really hit home until high school.

My high-school and university both hosted a fantastic ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program. As a result, I have dozens of friends who selflessly made the choice to serve and honor their country through military service, many still currently serving overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq. As I sit and read updates from their friends and loved ones from the comfort and safety of my home, I once again feel that pride in my country as tears fall. Thankful is too small of a word to describe how I feel. These phenomenal men and women sacrifice everything for us, and for our country. All give some. Some give all. I am in absolute awe of the choice the men and women of our military have made, and am so grateful for each and every active-duty soldier, reserve soldier, veteran, and members of military families. Outback Steakhouse is grateful too!

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Outback Steakhouse will honor our nation’s heroes with 10% off the entire check at Outback when they come in for lunch or dinneroutback valid now through July 4, 2013.ย  Get the word out and let all of your friends and loved ones in the military know about this great deal.

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