Thank you to all the men and women that gave their lives during the Revolutionary War. To those that faced an overwhelming force and would not retreat. To those that died knowing they would never know if the war would be won. To the men who huddled in the cold night of winter, when hope was lost. When even congress would not supply them the goods they needed. They had the strength to pick themselves up and move forward with a free America. Your death has not been forgotten!
Thank you to all the men and women that served during the First World War. A war so horrible, no one thought it would ever be repeated. Thank you to the men in the ditches, feet rotting away from the water, who stayed and fought. How many children lost their fathers during that time?
Thank you to all the men and women that served during the Second World War. I believe this was the last greatest evil on earth. My grandfather was an ambulance drive in Italy and Europe. If he had died, you would have not been reading these words. My father was not born until after he returned. These men gave their lives so the cancer of evil would not spread and consume us all. Thank you to all the men who knew they faced certain death, and kept on going. Thank you to the Women who kept it all together, while dealing with the fear of receiving “The Letter.”
I can’t say that I understand or believe in all of the wars since then. But the reality is, men were drafted and served. A difficult decision my father had to make during the Vietnam conflict. Do you run to Canada and leave your family behind? Do you leave the nation that you grew up in, believed in?
My heart goes out to all my fellow Veteran brothers and sisters who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank you to those that lost their lives or their minds. America has failed you, and I am sorry.
But I am reminded with every lost, that the only way to honor you is to make the best of my life. To try in my own way to make America the place you would happily die for.
To all Fallen soldiers, THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!