Memorial Day

Today as I was driving to the post office to mail a package for Stryker, I saw all the flags lined up along the cemetery, and it makes me so proud and thankful. Thankful that I am able to live in this wonderful country. Thankful for all the men and women who gave their lives so that I can enjoy the freedoms I have today. And proud that I am married to a man who is taking care of me in the same way as we speak.

He hasn't lost his life to this mission, and God willing, he won't. But while he is there, he is giving up his life here at home, for me...for all of us. And that makes me thankful and proud.

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. - G. K. Chesterton