Friday, November 11, 2011


Image from Post Secret

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


Six said...

Thanks BP.

Old NFO said...

Thanks for remembering BP...

Borepatch said...

It feels pretty small compared to what they do every day.

TinCan Assassin said...

Chesterton once remarked that Soldiers don't fight because they hate what is in front of them. They fight because they love what they left behind. At least it's true in my case.

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