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We honor our veterans for the sacrifice they make. The saying goes that some gave all; all gave some. Others will write more eloquently than I about those who laid their ultimate sacrifice on the altar of our freedom. Today, I want to write about those whose sacrifice was less, but still terribly real.
It takes a special kind of strength to be a military wife, and growing up as the child of a military person is different in ways unimaginable to people who do not walk in those shoes. There's a void, an empty space where there should be a parent. And for that deployed parent, there's a void where the entire family should be.
Think on that, on what sacrifice is made for us. A sacrifice not just by the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, but by their wives, husbands, and especially by their children. That sacrifice is for us.
That deserves more than a day of remembrance. Remember the families without whom we could not have these veterans.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
- Kalil Gibran