to my veteran, and to all of the veterans past and present…
i could never put into words quite how deep my gratitude is. i couldn't sufficiently express how full my heart is of thankfulness.
i can't verbalize the emotions that i feel that he and so many others have the bravery and selflessness to do what they do.
this portion of a letter he wrote his daughter (along with a flag he sent) tells you the kind of man he is:
daddy carried this flag especially for you while conducting operations in afghanistan. i carried this flag on my back while climbing the mountains in the korengal valley. this flag represents the strength of this country. and the people in it. but more than that…it represents the love i have for you.
so jimmy, thank you. not only for the seven times you've served, but for the example you are. thank you. thank you for the father you are, the soldier you are, the man you are.
and thank you (from the bottom of my heart) to every single soldier,marine,airman,and sailor out there.
thank you for fighting. thank you for being strong enough to leave. to miss years of moments, of firsts. thank you for overcoming your fears and standing strong. thank you for continuing to deploy over and over and over. thank you for loving US enough to do what you do so that WE do not have to do it, so that we can be safe.
and to their families who wait at home…thank YOU.
and to all of you reading, if you want a way to do something…a way to say thank you, here are some ideas.
happy veteran's day.