Thank you to those who went before us and believed that America had a calling to stand for freedom…
to defend ours and to help others gain theirs.
Thank you to those who love this country and what they believe it stands for.
Who understand the sacrifice of leaving home and family to serve others.
Thank you to those who fought in “unpopular” wars.
Thank you to those who were disrespected because politics got in the way of people.
Thank you for bearing scars we cannot see with our eyes.
Thank you for understanding better than any of us what it is like to lay down your life for a brother or a friend.
Thank you every day for the freedom you have preserved for us and extended around the world.
We salute you…men and women of the armed forces today.
We remember those who went before you.
Thank you <3