Where to even start when it comes to my thoughts on the military? Well, to be honest, my thoughts can be summed up in just two words.
The average age of a member of the military, whether it’s the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard, is just under twenty-nine years old. This is a prime age for a person to be focused on their own lives and family. Yet, these brave men and women are able to see the bigger picture. Many of them have families of their own, but they realize that in order for America to stay great, it needs a strong and active military. They have pledged themselves to make this sacrifice for the betterment of the country as a whole.
Thank you for dedicating your lives for the something much bigger than yourselves.
Thank you for allowing me to live a life of freedom.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to start a family of my own in one of the greatest countries in the world.
Thank you for everything that you have done and will continue to do for America after your service is complete.
In closing, as I sit on my back deck watching the St. Louis Cardinals on TV, I raise my beer to you because “This One’s for You.” You most definitely deserve it. I would not be able to enjoy the things that I am able to enjoy today without the sacrifices you have made and will continue to make for the good of the country. This is one of the main reasons why I always do my best to thank a member of our service whenever I see one. I hope that all of you will do the same.
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