Today I watched my son and two of his closest friends paddle off down the river and I thought of just how much I have to be thankful for. This Memorial Day, I sat on my bench surrounded by flowers and blue sky and water and I took a little time to remember a few men who are very special to me.. men who sacrificed that very pleasure on more than one day like this to serve in our nation's military, so that my family and I can enjoy this beautiful peace and freedom.
Brian, Freddy, Dad, Bunny, Rob, Trevor, TJ, Grandpa, Darren, Paul... every one of you crossed my mind today. I'm thankful for all that you've done to ensure that we live in peace and safety. I remember each of you, more often than you know. I don't know anyone personally who has lost their life in service to our country. But I know how I would feel if any one of these men had.
They are men of highest honor in my heart.