How do we even begin to say thank you for all that you have done. We live our lives on the selfish acts you preform. You have suffered the lose of many a friend and you put yourself on the line so that we may say "Freedom Lives". And at this time of the year when we celebrate the Holidays, you continue to stand at the ready in harms way to protect that which we most often take for granted, our Freedom. For all that you do and all that you have done the words thank you just doesn't seem enough.
You have left loved one's, friends, and family behind to do a service and keep a promise of an oath you gave to keep our land safe and free. Holidays will come and go without a thought, because there was a call to duty and you were there to answer that call. With gear in hand, and a brave stance you turn and give not a final look but a look of Love and Missing for those you say good-bye too. A simple thank you really don't even begin to say enough.
For all of us you leave behind we pray for your safe return, our thoughts of you are with us each and every day and more so during the Holidays. I know it may seem small but the only gift I can find, are the words Thank You..
May this New Year bring us all Peace, and the safe return of all those that serve..