This isn't the first time I've written about gratitude, but it will certainly be the most heartfelt. This isÂ meÂ humbly giving thanks for the GIFT of freedom I receiveÂ each and every dayÂ as a result ofÂ the ultimate act of kindness from our incredibly selfless brave men and women of our United States Armed Forces.
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR YOUR COURAGEOUSÂ SERVICE!
Each one of you are my shining knights sacrificing in unimaginable ways to make sure that Iâ€™m safe each day. Me...Â personally. And we've probably never even met.Â I often wonder how I've come to deserve such chivalrous protection. What have I ever done for you?
While you're in the trenches risking your life... while your loved ones are worried sick... while you're so far from the world you've always known... here I am voicing my opinion without fear, exercising my constitutional rights and sleeping safely in my own warm bed.Â All because of you.Â When I think of what you're giving up for me, it all seems so lopsided. Yet you do it anyway.
And I am so proud!Â My father, my brother, my aunt and most of my uncles, dozens of my cousins and strangers I pass by every day - you have all valiantlyÂ served to protect me. I can hardly believe my lucky stars!
To all who are serving and all who have served before you:Â Â I will not forget you even for a day.
After all, where would I be without you?
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