Thank a Traveling Soldier
By Outrageous Fortune on November 17, 2011
I leave for the airport in a few hours and will inevitably come across a soldier, either shipping out for (likely) dangerous parts unknown, or coming home to a grateful family. I always get the urge in airports to thank them and never do, which is why this post rang true:
"Thank you for risking your physical and psychological health for us. Thank you for leaving your friends and family for a hostile environment and a hostile culture. Thank you for doing your duty for your country while the rest of us actively ignore the fact that we are fighting two wars. Thank you for being willing to make the ultimate sacrifice knowing that we can never repay you or your survivors for it."
Image credit: IABoomerFlickr via Flickr, Creative Commons.
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