To my father, my father in law, other family members, dear friends and those near and dear to us who gave the ultimate sacrifice. To the families of fallen soldiers. To the sons, daughters, wives and husbands. Thank you.
Thank you for your service to this great country of ours.
Thank you for defending our land, our safety and our people.
Thank you for defending the freedoms that we sometimes take for granted.
Even though we may not agree on this war, the Vietnam war or any war, we all should agree that these men, women and yes, even children deserve our thanks and gratitude.
Thank you Squids, Jarheads, Grunts, Flyboys and Puddle Pirates*. Be proud and know that this military brat supports you in all that you do.
*Puddle Pirates was the only clean nickname I have for the Coast Guard. Sorry guys.