Over the past week I have been very fortunate to have spent time in conversation and email with a number of dedicated men and women. Veterans of the four American services, as well as a few foreign counterparts.
Every one of us has taken a part of our lives to serve something larger than themselves, and shares a bond that cannot be explained. For the rest of our lives we will remember those moments and the things we learned about ourselves.
I am blessed to have made these connections and to have these comrades.
Thank you for your service.