To our service men and women…

To our country’s most prized and precious possessions, serving and having served our country, in all branches, at home, across the globe, and in harm’s way:

“Thank you”.

We are forever indebted to each and every one of you and your families.

For the sacrifices you have made – and will make – on our behalf.

Our liberty, our safety and our collective futures reside squarely on your shoulders.  Sheltered by your loyalty, service and devotion to all of us.

You heard and heeded the call.

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You “saw” the need.

Stepped  forward.

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Chose to serve.

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And committed to put your life on hold and “watch our back” – so we could go on with our lives.

Raising our families.

Following our dreams.

Words will never adequately express our appreciation, gratitude and respect.

And our deeds will likely pale in comparison to your selfless acts of  personal sacrifice.

My sincere hopes?

That we here at home understand the magnitude of your gift. .

That we do  not to squander your generosity.

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That we honor your service by raising strong families, working hard, giving back and helping one another.

That we hold our elected representatives  accountable for their actions – and inaction – to insure that they too appreciate the gravity of your sacrifice and never take your service for granted.

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And that we always remember.

Not just one day a year.

But every minute.

Every hour.

And every single day.

Thank you Jonathon, Jeff, Joseph, Dom, Brant, Alec, Aric, Rowe, Aly and all others that are in and are about to begin. (You too Uncle Kenley.)

God bless and peace be with you Josh and Quinn.

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