Today, we pause to honor the men and women who have served and are serving in the United States armed services. Because of your service to protect and defend our freedom, most of us can go about our daily routines with grace and ease.
To those who served in peace times, your vigilance and dedication kept us safe and free from worry. And we say, “THANK YOU!”
To those who served in war zones, we cringe at the horrors you may have witnessed, the pain you may have endured, the loneliness you felt for days, months, years on end, the fear that became as much of your daily routine as brushing your teeth. And we say, “THANK YOU!”
Whether you served in a mess hall or a fox hole, you were there for us. And we say, ‘THANK YOU!”
You are appreciated beyond what words are able to convey. You are very special because you served this great nation. And we say, “THANK YOU!”
You are a United States veteran and that makes you a hero ….. a man or woman of courage, bravery and someone who knows how to keep on keeping on – for us, for your loved ones, for our country, for our future generations and simply because you care.
THANK YOU for your service. May you feel our gratitude and walk in peace. A peace that passes all understanding and one that allows you to KNOW you are special.