Military service is a pretty thankless job. This is particularly true for those who are thousands and thousands of miles away from home.
The military is quick to sign you up and train you. Even pay for your education. Unfortunately, they're just as quick to get you killed.
It sickens me to think of the many families this year who will visit our most recent veteran military force ... in a cemetery. There is nothing anyone can say to thank them enough for making the ultimate sacrifice. My heart truly goes out to you.
I sympathize, too, with the many families who still have loved ones in harm's way. Theirs is also a great sacrifice.
But sometimes, these vets are lucky enough to return to their families. Check out this link and you can see some of the greetings they got from their four-legged family members. (The first one is amazing and the one with the two Yorkies had me laughing hysterically.)
It isn't enough really, but THANK YOU, to the millions who have given their all to protect this country in its brief history. Thank you to those who serve us still today. And thank you to the families of these brave men and women for letting them do it.
I salute you all.