To all Veterans and currently serving military and their families:
Thank you for storming beaches.
For walking through snake-infested jungles.
For surviving boot camp.
For sweating through deserts.
For jumping out of airplanes.
For stepping over landmines.
For rescuing children.
For facing the “elements of the Sea, Air, and Land, but also international boundaries, the extremes of geography and the spectrum of conflict.” (Seal and SWCC website)
For wading through disease infested rice paddies while injured.
Thank you for bearing the long, lonely months away from your families.
Thank you for our freedom.