To My Dad...
Today people across the nation remember those who have served our country. Some have fallen, some wounded. Some came home. All brave. All worthy of being remembered. Dad, I thank you for the days and years you served our country. I thank you that when you would have rather been at home with your new bride, you honored your comitment and went oversees to fight. Dad, I thank you that when you would have rather been holding your precious first born, you were holding your gun and climbing poles in the night. Because you honored your commitment. I thank you that when you returned, you made it your whole hearted commitment to be there for your family. To build your family and be a contributing man to our community. I know you saw things that one should never see. I know you experienced the lost of a fellow comrade, probably far more than one. I know you could have lost your life. I know never to startle you when your sleeping, as you always awake, ready and alert for battle. I know that your time in service were not the best years of your life. I know it marked you. I know when you returned you did not return to a grateful nation, but to scorn. That people would spit and say nasty things to you and others that did serve. I am sorry that people did this. That our country was ungrateful. I want to tell you and all your friends...today I am grateful. I thank you! And I remember.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SERVICE MEN WHO FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM!