On this day, let’s celebrate the men and women who give up so much for all of us–and do so much for us–to protect our freedom and our way of life. Let’s thank them for their service, for leaving their families for long periods of time, for seeing the worst of the worst where humanity is concerned and for putting their lives on the line–all for a country of people, most of whom they’ll never meet. And let’s not forget that these same men and women need us most when they get back from service, when they try to adjust to life back here. Let’s not forget THEM. Because I can guarantee that they won’t forget the time they served to protect YOU.
Also, I urge everyone to visit this website to see the bare emotion these families face when their loved ones come home.