This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
These are days to set aside whatever thoughts and opinions you may have on the current war in the Middle East and honor and respect all those that have served and especially those that paid the ultimate price.
It was almost 40 years ago that my Father served a 13 month tour in Vietnam. I remember watching the news almost daily wondering if my Dad was OK, and my Mom assuring me he was and that he’d be home soon. It was tough on an 8 year old kid (and his Mother). But it was tougher on my Father.
Thanks Dad, and to all the others that have ever served. Your sacrifices are appreciated.
Here are a few short video clips that express my feelings better than I can write them:
A soldier comes home from Iraq and surprises his 6 year old son. If this doesn’t make you weepy, something isn’t right:
The best commercial ever:
Visit AmericaSupportsYou.mil to send a message of support to our troops:
Melanie Dekker’s Fall in / Wounded Soldier: