Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thank You, Veterans
Once our son enlisted in the Army and spent a tour overseas in Iraq, we realized the depth of thankfulness and pride we had for our son and his fellow servicemen and women.
Thank you. To each and every branch, to every single troop, to all locations of service, and to every type of work, again, I say, "Thank you!"
Thank you for your selfless service and sacrifice for our country. We appreciate you and what you have done.
Thank you for being willing to leave behind your own family - wives, husbands, parents, children, grandchildren, relatives, friends - and travel to far flung destinations. You missed much. Thank you for being willing to miss the day-to-day life events - for us.
Thank you for staring danger and discomfort straight in the face.
Thank you. From the bottom (and top and middle) of my heart, I say thank you.
And families of servicemen and women. Thank you for your sacrifice. The waiting and the missing is never easy.
For those who did not return the way we prayed, my heart is with you. For those who came home draped with a flag, my heart breaks for you and your family.
May we never forget.