If I die in a combat zone
Box me up and ship me home
Pin my medals upon my chest
Tell my mama I did my best.
I don’t care about your politics, your religion, your beliefs. Americans, today you look at a veteran and say, “Thank you for my freedom.”
It doesn’t matter if you agreed with when, where, or how or when they served. It doesn’t matter what they did or didn’t do. It doesn’t matter whether they wanted to be a part of it or not. They deserve our thanks for doing something we would never want to do, for doing what their country asked them to do.
Thank you to our veterans, to their families for their sacrifices, to their friends for helping them to survive – in life or in memory, to their children for what they have lost for the rest of us. The debt cannot be repaid.
Thank you, Great-grandpa.
Thank you, Grandpa.
Thank you, Daddy.
I promise you that I will never forget.