I, like so many others, went to long wars after September 11, 2001. It is so hard to believe that the actions of some can so profoundly change the paths of millions of lives. It is so hard to believe that those we think least of can harm us in such ways.
To those who have served, to those who were wounded inside and out, and for those who did not return I say thank you for being a part of my history. I was there, and I most likely didn’t know your name. But we know each other.
And to those who have yet to serve on our Worst Day, which is still to come, I say, God help you.