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In the past, many of my family have served this great nation.

Currently, my niece serves in the US Navy.

I don’t know what the future holds, but I wouldn’t be surprised if more of my family answered the call.

I’ve been fortunate that none of my loved ones have ever lost their lives in the line of duty. But there have been many,

.    too many,

.              who have fought,

.                        and bled,

.                                  and died

so that I, and all of us, could hold up our heads proudly and say,

I am American, and I am free!

There are no words of thanks adequate to them or their families.

.          There is no show of unity to express my solidarity.

.                    There are only my prayers, and my undying gratitude.


Happy Memorial Day