To all those who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces:
There are many who hold you in contempt. From the halls of government to suburbia to college dorms, many citizens of this nation are, at best apathetic and at worst openly resent and mock you and your service.
But not all of us are like that.
We get it. We understand what you have gone through, what you continue to suffer through. We know what you and your loved ones have sacrificed for us. And we know why: so that we, people you have never met — and in all likelihood will never meet — can be free.
We thank you. From the bottoms of our hearts and with every fiber of our souls, we thank you. And we will never forget you. May God bless you and yours.