When I was growing up in the country, we didn't see soldiers or military vehicles very often. But now, living where we do, I have a constant reminder of the sacrifice of those men and women. That soldier who comes through my line at the store - he may be deployed next week, and the week after that, may be counted among the fallen. I will never stop being grateful to that soldier.
I only wish that more people in our country were grateful for the sacrifices of our military. I don't really care if you agree or disagree with the war, the president, past presidents, or decisions that were made. Those men and women deserve our love and gratitude and support.
My love and prayers especially go out to my sister Melanie (Air Force) and my brother Josh (Army National Guard). I'm so proud of you both.