To those men and women who have served honorably I offer my most heartfelt thanks and great respect.
To those currently serving in harm's way I pray you are soon safely in the arms of your family.
I hope we can all work toward a day when parents are not called away from spouses and children such as was the case in my family and is now the case in so many military families.
Pop-pop (paternal grandfather), Dad (younger boy), and Uncle T. Pop-pop enlisted during WW2. The story goes that when he left my grandmother's hair was brown. By the time he returned it was white. There is some photographic evidence to the story.