|Bill & Will|
Will and his friends came of age during the days of the draft, just in time for Vietnam. Many of them spent time in the military. As most of you know, Will didn’t survive his second tour of duty as an Army helicopter pilot.
The reality of war is far removed from little boys’ games. Yet, we need brave men and women to play those roles in the real world. My heart goes out to all the families who’ve lost loved ones to war and to those who have come home wounded in body and spirit.
I don’t know what it’s like to be in combat, but I’ve known a number of the men and women who have either experienced it first hand or have trained vigorously for the eventuality. I have the greatest respect for them all.
We owe these people more than most of us civilians will ever understand. They and their families have made great sacrifices while we have gone happily about our lives.
So today, I want to say thank you to the all the courageous men and women who have put yourselves on the line to ensure that the United States of America remains free and strong.
God bless you and God bless America.
Here are just a few veterans I’ve been privileged to know.
I salute you!