Brothers and Sisters
I want to thank you for your sacrifice.
Not the time away from your family, not the sleepless nights, not the 3 day fire fights, not the extra unpaid hours, and not that blank check you made to Uncle Sam. Everyone else will thank you for that, because that is what they understand you did.
You did so much more.
Thank you for the little piece of your soul that you left behind so that I could be here.
Thank you for sacrificing your freedom to watch my back.
Thank you for going to hell with me. Thank you for bringing me back.
You gave up you, so that you could stand next to me and call me battle.
I will never forget what you did, what you saw, what you were willing to do in order to make sure I was still standing next to you.