Monday, May 30, 2011
Please honor those who should be here with us today, but are not. Remembering the dignity, dedication and bravery of those who serve, and paid the ultimate price need not get lost in the politics. The sense of loss is personal for each of us, because the missing, wounded and fallen soldiers are far more than just names and statistics. They are our kids, our brothers, sisters, mothers, dads, aunts and uncles. They are family. They are all our family. Maybe, when that becomes a greater part of the collective consciousness, we'll have to say good-bye to fewer of them.
To the members of the military; active and retired...Thank you for your service.