I wish I could find a stronger word that describes the true meaning of “sacrifice”, as it relates to what you gave: most notably the time away from your family and loved ones, watching your kids grow up in front of your eyes, waking up to peaceful serenity and just enjoying some of the small and basic enjoyments in life that many of us take for granted.
Many of you risked your lives every day in areas around the world protecting us from the true evil that still exists. You all define the simple words most of us really don’t deserve to use in comparison to how you use them: words like honor, integrity, leadership, dignity and dedication.
I have a wife and two kids (which are two Huskies). Our lives are comfortable and precious – thanks to you! Your selfless service is greatly appreciated and respected. We owe you our deepest gratitude.
For the very Freedom you provide – Thank you!