May we all stand and salute our soldiers.
On my flight home from North Carolina in May I was honored to be aboard a flight with a soldier who sat in the row in front of me. When I saw him in his fatigues my hair stood on end and I knew at that point I had to thank him for his service, for his dedication and for his love of this country ~ the land of the free and the home of the brave. I waited and waited hoping he would look back but finally I just lightly touched his shoulder to gain his attention and when he looked back at me I thanked him to which he responded "you're welcome". It wasn't much, just a few words, but I do hope that they meant something to him and that he knew that I appreciated his sacrifice.