I recently read a very well-worded thank you that I would like to share:
Today is a day to remember that our country has had many brave men and women volunteer to defend our country. These men and women come from all over our country and, who during times of war and peace, are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and spend countless holidays, birthdays and special events away from their family and friends. They are mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, cousins and friends. We may not always agree in the wars and battles that we fight, but this should not deter us from the support we give to these men and women in uniform. It is through the sacrifice that they and the numerous individuals before them have made, which provides us with the freedoms we have today.
While words cannot pay what we owe you and your families, we give thanks for your sacrifice.
To the families who have lost loved ones, we offer our most heartfelt condolences. Many of us have never endured the pain you must feel, but our hearts hurt for your loss and wish we could help ease your pain.
Let us never forget the people who did not make it home.
Remember those still serving in our prayers and never take for granted the sacrifices they make.
Thank you and may you be blessed.
(And our own special thanks to our National Guard 36th “T” Patch division, past and present), http://36thinfantry.us/.