The service was humbling as I listened to the speakers share their memories of fallen soldiers whether related through blood or related through honor and courage.
The moment that tugged at me even more than listening to the gun shots sound the open air, was overhearing a wife talking to a distant friend about the loss of her husband and say the following, "He will have been gone ten years this year. Oh, I still miss him so very much." These words are a reminder of what today is really about. Honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. For those who have lost a veteran I hope they are surrounded with love and strength each and every day.
Above all, I am so extremely grateful and humble to have this: