There isn't anything else I can truly say but that. And even then, I don't think I can thank any of y'all enough. Every single one of you have given something to this country. A little part of yourselves just to make sure we can continue being called the land of the free.
You go without thought to a place that has death and destruction, and you fight. My grandfather is a veteran and I can't even begin to think of the things he has seen. But I know that I am tremendously proud of him and of everyone else who has served.
You're the ones who have it the hardest. Yet you are the ones that have the biggest hearts. We wouldn't be who we are today without any of you. Even after one tour, you still want to go back. And you will. You will go back two, three, four, five times! And I can't even begin to fathom how. People call celebrities and famous people heroes. But in reality, every single one of you are the real heroes. The ones who stand up for America. Who create a barrier between us and the horrors of what we don't see. The ones who give up important parts of their own lives to make sure loved ones are safe. The ones who sacrifice seeing babies being born, younger siblings graduating or getting married. The ones who, without a thought, pack their bags, carry their rifles and get on a plane to go overseas.
This one is for everyone out there who has served, is still serving and even the ones who are about to serve. We take y'all for granted, and we tend to forget that you are people to, and we should stand up for you. We are forever in your debts.
Thank you for your service,
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."