Today marks the 20th anniversary of my grandfather's death. He wanted to serve his country in WWII, but was told that he was too old and small. He was hell-bent on going, so he was told that he could enlist as a cook. It was not his dream enlistment, but he served his time. Years after, he gained some perspective on his tenure in the army and was proud to say that he was a cook for the Army. It may not have been the part he wanted to play, but he was proud to have served his part in some way.
Anyway, thinking about him got me thinking about all of you. Thank you doesn't suffice, but words are all I have. Thank you for your sacrifice, thank you for your strength, thank you for your spirit, thank you for serving and having DHs who serve in uncertain times. You all are an inspiration and, even if you get told this on a daily basis, it would still not be anough.